Ailís Ní Ríain is a deaf Irish contemporary classical composer and published writer for stage who aims to produce work that challenges, provokes and engages. A regular collaborator with artists in other art-forms, her artistic interests are diverse and combined with an unwavering desire to push and develop her artistic practice through each new project or commission.

She has been commissioned by DaDaFest, Drake Music, Arts & Disability Ireland and was awarded an Unlimited grant in 2014.

“As a composer and a writer, a significant talent”
– The Irish Times