Rob Canning is a composer and performer with a research focus centred around networked creativity and open working methodologies.
Timothy Cape is a composer from Donegal who often performs his own pieces, or works closely with musicians to find a connection between their idiosyncrasies and his, prioritising a direct communica
Solfa Carlile is originally from Cork. She was awarded the Bill Whelan Music Bursary and studied composition at Royal College of Music, London, graduating with a BMus in 2009 and MMus in 2011.
Fergal Carroll was born in Clonmel.
Roy Carroll is a musician and composer, based in Berlin.
Patrick Cassidy was born in Claremorris, Co. Mayo. A trained mathematician, he is self-taught as a composer and works mainly in film and television.
David Catherwood was born in Belfast.
Dublin born composer Seán Clancy’s (b. 1984) music has been described as ‘equal part sacred, seductive and superficial’ (Tempo).
Rhona Clarke was born in Dublin. She studied music at University College, Dublin and completed a Ph.D. at Queen’s University, Belfast.
Amelia Clarkson (b. 1995) is a composer from County Down. Her creative practice is centred on navigating potent political issues, juxtaposing folk and classical influences in her approach.
Ann Cleare is an Irish composer working in the areas of concert music, opera, extended sonic environments, and hybrid instrumental design.
Born in Dublin in 1970, Siobhán Cleary studied music at NUI Maynooth, Queen’s University Belfast and Trinity College Dublin.
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.