Seóirse Bodley (1933-2023)

The Contemporary Music Centre is very saddened of the passing of composer Seóirse Bodley.

A major figure in Irish music for over 7 decades, his impact on Irish composition is immeasurable.

CMC Director, Evonne Ferguson:

Like all great music, Seóirse Bodley’s music is interesting, engaging and stimulating to both those who perform it and those of us who listen to it. A significant composer with many of his works commissioned for important moments in Irish history, he immersed himself in many musical styles and worlds, from the avant-garde to Irish Traditional Music, yet Bodley always maintained a certain independence of musical mind. It’s that independence of musical mind that has always made his music so unique and timeless.

CMC’s Board and Staff express their deepest sympathies to Seóirse Bodley’s family and friends for their loss.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.