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Patrick McCormack was born in Limerick in 1934.

Eunan McCreesh studied at the University of Ulster Jordanstown and completed his PhD in Composition at Queen's University, Belfast in 2006.

Daniel McDermott is an Irish composer, D.J, guitarist, pianist and producer. His music fuses elements of jazz, classical, world, minimal techno and electronica.

Dr. Anselm McDonnell is an Irish/Welsh composer based in Belfast who has composed over ninety pieces for orchestra, chamber groups, choirs, soloists, and electronics.

Paul McGuire is a Dublin-born composer and performer based in London.

Ben McHugh is an Irish composer currently based in Stockholm, Sweden.

From County Down, Deirdre's work has featured at London’s Southbank, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, Gothenburg International Chamber Music Festival, Orléans Concours International, The Wigmore Hall,

John McLachlan was born in Dublin and studied music at the DIT Conservatory of Music, the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Trinity College Dublin, where he majored in composition and gained a PhD i

Scott McLaughlin is a composer and improviser based in Huddersfield, UK, born in Ireland (Co. Clare). He lectures in composition and music technology at the University of Leeds.

Belfast born composer Stephen McNeff grew up in South Wales and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Daniel McNulty (Dal to his family and friends) was born in Dublin in 1920. Following an accident at the age of four he lost his sight.

Born in Manchester, Adam Melvin studied music at the Queens University of Belfast where he specialised in composition, under Piers Hellawell and performance (saxophone).


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.