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Bill Whelan has worked extensively in theatre and film. He was appointed composer to the W.B.

Ian White began his musical career as an orchestral trombone player with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Matthew Whiteside, the List Hot 100 2019, is a composer, collaborator, sound designer and concert prod

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Kevin Whyms began his musical studies at an early age with the Artane Boys Band in Dublin.

Originally from Co Armagh, composer and songwriter Gareth Williams now lives in Edinburgh, where he makes work that ranges from opera, theatre and song writing to chamber and orchestral music.

Paul Wilson is a lecturer in music at Queen's University, Belfast.

Ian Wilson was born in Belfast and began composing while at university.

James Wilson was born in London and came to live in Ireland in the late 1940s.

Charles Wood stood for most of his life in the shadow of Charles V.

Having completed a masters degree in composition with Dr.

Omar Zatriqi (b. 1987) is a composer from Bangor, County Down. He studied composition under Prof. Piers Hellawell and Dr.

Born in Belfast, Eduard Zatriqi earned a BMus with first class honours (2009), and an MA and PhD in Music Composition (2010 and 2015, respectively) from Queen's University 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.