Media Resources

This section provides links to and resources of interest to the media. If you have a particular media enquiry, please get in touch with Meabh Noonan,  directly by email -

Press releases


Composer Photos

Composer photos can be downloaded direct from the composers' pages on the site. Please note that some of the images may not be used without permission from the composer or photographer. If you're unsure about this, please check with us.

Background Notes

The Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) is Ireland's national archive and resource centre for new music, supporting and developing the work of composers throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland.

It is used on a national and international basis by performers, composers, promoters and members of the public interested in finding out more about music in Ireland. Its unique library and sound archive comprise the only comprehensive collection in existence of music by contemporary Irish composers. It engages in an wide-ranging programme of events and development work to promote new Irish music at home and abroad.

CMC is funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and receives project funding from bodies such as the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourismand the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO).

The Centre is based in Fishamble Street in the west end of Dublin's cultural quarter, Temple Bar and is open to the public free of charge from Monday to Friday, 10.00 am - 5.30 pm.

For more information on CMC, visit the About Us section of this site.