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A versatile, enthusiastic and well-received Irish composer, improviser, educator and curator Karen Power seeks to stimulate, engage and interact with audiences.

Andrew Purcell was born in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. He studied at Waterford Institute of Technology and at NUI Maynooth where he was awarded an MA in composition in 2001.

Neil is an Artist and Performer based between Ireland and Scotland. He has studied in both the US and Europe, in areas ranging from Music Technology and Composition to Installation Art to Video G

Bryan Quigley is a composer, double bass player and improviser. He studied composition with Eric Sweeney at the Waterford Institute of Technology, graduating with a BA Mus in 2001.

Born in Milan (Italy), Marco Ramelli is a guitarist, composer, academic and lecturer TU Dublin Conservatoire. Marco has performed in important venues and festivals all over Europe.

Evangelia Rigaki has a diverse composition portfolio ranging from instrumental works to experimental music theatre, opera and dance.

Judith Ring was born in Dublin. She graduated with a MPhil in Music and Media Technologies from Trinity College Dublin in 2000, where she studied with Donnacha Dennehy and Roger Doyle.

Jesse Ronneau's music has been performed throughout the EU, the UK, the US, Asia, and Ireland.

Amy is a composer from Co. Down. She read music at Queen’s University Belfast, where she completed a PhD in Composition.

Peter Rosser was born in London and moved to Belfast in 1990. He studied composition with David Morris at the University of Ulster and was awarded a DPhil in 1997.

Nick Roth is a saxophonist, composer, producer and educator.

Dr Matthew Rowan is a composer and lyricist from Belfast.


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.