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Welcome to the personal web site of Richard Irwin, an award-winning UK based composer, arranger and musician.

My most popular web site is Hymns Without Words which has had millions of visitors since it was established in 2007. Hymns Without Words provides recordings of hymns for use in services of divine worship that can be used when no organist, or other live music options are available to accompany the congregation when singing. The collection of several hundred hymns is continually increasing as demand grows.

Richard has recorded several albums and collections which include:

  • From Advent to Epiphany volumes 1 – 3 which offer around 60 carols for the Christmas season
  • Wedding Songs” which features many popular choices for weddings.
  • Classic Hymns for Lent and Passiontide which take the Church Year to Easter.
  • Richard also arranges and composes for other genres with a series of recent tracks to accompany soprano Victoria Paterson, including the Best Classic Song May 2019 “Hold Me (One More Time).

    Recent commissions have included: tracks in Classical, Crossover, Celtic, Jazz and Bluegrass styles.

    To ask about creating new music for a song, for an original composition, a new arrangement or recording, please complete the form below.

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