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Finola Merivale is an Irish composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music living in New York.

Alan Mills was born in Belfast.

Through an open process of creativity and collaboration, Maria Minguella’s compositions explore the boundaries of sound and music.

Ernest John Moeran’s father was Irish and spent as much time in Ireland as in England after he made Kenmare his second home around 1934. In 1913 he began to study with C. V.

Ryan Molloy’s compositional work engages with the boundary of contemporary music and traditional Irish music, drawing on his extensive experience as a traditional Irish fiddler and pianist.

Peter Moran is a composer and music director whose interests include microtones and tuning systems, postcard miniatures, sacred choral writing and the mystical in music.

David Morris was born in London. After leaving school he worked in a variety of jobs ranging from rock musician to librarian before entering university.

R.A. (Rod) Moulds (b.

Hilary Mullaney is a composer based Ireland.

Eoin Mulvany was born and grew up in Kells Co. Meath, playing music and singing from a very young age.

Gráinne Mulvey’s music has been performed and broadcast across the globe. She has been the recipient of many awards, commissions and honours.

Gerry Murphy was born in Limerick. He gained a BMus degree at University College Dublin and was head of music at Dublin’s Gonzaga College, a boys’ secondary school, from 1973 to 2006.


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.