Trevor Knight was born in England and moved to Ireland in the late 1950s. He began his early musical education studying piano.
Garth Knox is one of today’s leading performers of contemporary music, and his formative experience as a member of Pierre Boulez’s Ensemble InterContemporain and then as violist of the Arditti Quar
Tom Lane is a Dublin-based composer. He studied composition at Balliol College Oxford, the Royal Academy of Music and the Berlin University of the Arts.
Mick Langan studied composition with Don Ray, Bob Drasnin and orchestration with Conrad Pope of UCLA. and Screen Training Ireland.
Tony Langlois is an ethnomusicologist with a background in North African musical traditions. He teaches sound and other kinds of media at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick.
John F. Larchet was born in Dublin. He studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music where his teachers included Michele Esposito.
Victor Lazzarini was born in Londrina, southern Brazil. He is a Senior Lecturer in Music at the NUI Maynooth, and a composer.
Brian Ledwidge Flynn (1977) is a Dublin born composer based in Berlin where he lectures in Composition and runs 'Magnetic State' an indie cassette label specialising in lo-fi Debut releas
Conor Linehan studied piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with
Thérèse Fahy and, after graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a
Fiona Linnane is a composer, based in Ireland, specialising in Opera and vocal music. In 2020 she was recipient of the Art Council of Ireland Music Bursary Award.
Frank Lyons was born in Lisburn, Co. Antrim, and studied electric guitar in his early teens.
Áine Mallon (b.1994) is an award winning, Irish born composer.
This section introduces the music of Irish composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It is intended as a good starting point for anyone not familiar with Irish contemporary music.
Each composer's page provides a photo, a biography, most recent works added to CMC's collection and other information. You can also purchase CDs and scores by each composer, access features about the composers, or view any upcoming events which include their music.
An Irish composer is defined as anyone who was born or is permanently resident in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.
For any Irish composers interested in registering with CMC, please see our guidelines on how to apply.