Set in Dublin's cultural neighbourhood, Temple Bar, the Contemporary Music Centre is Ireland's national archive and resource centre for new music. It includes a library and sound archive, as well as on-line reference services.
The Contemporary Music Centre is Ireland's national archive and resource centre for new music, supporting the work of composers throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland. It is found in the west end of Dublin’s cultural quarter, Temple Bar.
The centre is used, nationally and internationally, by performers, composers, promoters and members of the public interested in finding out more about music in Ireland. Its library and sound archive, which are open to the public free of charge, contain the only existing comprehensive collection of music by Irish composers. Extensive reference and advice services are available and the centre's web site provides access to resources for those who cannot visit in person.
The Contemporary Music Centre engages in an ongoing programme of development work to promote new Irish music at home and abroad, and is a member of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC).