Cian Boylan is recognised as one of Ireland's leading pianists, producers and arrangers, working across many musical genres including rock & pop, jazz, orchestral and film/tv & theatre. He regularly collaborates on songwriting and production with established Irish and international artists.

An extremely versatile musician, he is equally at home as a jazz and session pianist as he is arranging and composing for orchestra, big band and smaller ensembles. He is also an experienced musical director and published songwriter and composer.

He has performed, arranged or recorded with many leading Irish and International artists, including:

Van Morrison / George Michael / Sinead O'Connor / Bono / DAVID GRAY / Gregory Porter / Sister Sledge / Mary Coughlan / Camille O'Sullivan / Jerry Fish / The Villagers / The Blades / Declan O'Rourke / Jamie Lawson / Gary Lightbody / Hothouse Flowers / Duke Special / Paddy Casey / Something Happens / Cathy Davey / Dave Stewart / Anne Marie / The Four Of Us / Bronagh Gallagher / Brian Eno / The Blades / Juliet Turner / Ella Henderson / Aslan / Neil Hannon / THE BLIZZARDS / Una Healy / Sam Palladio / Riccardo Cocciante / Ciaran Lavery / Roisin O / Andrew Strong / May Kay / Vyvienne Long / The Strypes / Josh Ritter / Mundy / Karen Egan / Cormac Kenevey / GEORGIA MANCIO / Linley Hamilton / POLLY GIBBONS / RTE Concert Orchestra / Ulster Orchestra / THE CAMDEN ORCHESTRA / Irish Chamber Orchestra / DUBLIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA / THE Sofia National Orchestra

As a touring artist he has performed in many prestigious venues and concert halls around the world, including Europe, USA, Russia, China, Japan, South America and the Middle East.

He holds a first class Masters Degree in Jazz Music Performance from The Dublin Conservatory of Music. He studied Film Scoring with the late Don Brandon Ray, head music supervisor at ABC and founder of the UCLA Film Scoring course. He has also studied with Golden Globe Hollywood composer Christopher Young (Spider Man, The Rum Diaries, etc) and was awarded the prestigious Moonstone Film Composers’ Workshop in 2005.

His arrangements have been performed and recorded by The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Ulster Orchestra, The Sofia National Orchestra, The Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra, The Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, and The Irish Chamber Orchestra amongst many others.

Recent album productions and arrangements include Streetlights "Homeward Bound" featuring Bono, Cathy Davey, Gary Lightbody, Little Green Cars, Saint Sister, The Villagers and a host of other stars which charted at #1 in the Irish Single charts and the live concert and album for Feile Classical 2018 featuring the The Irish Chamber Orchestra and Hothouse Flowers, Something Happens, The Four Of Us, An Emotional Fish, The Frank & Walters and The Stunning which charted at #1 in the Irish Album charts.

Recent Film and TV composing and arranging work include Golden Bear nominee "Return To Montauk" starring Stellan Skarsgard and Nina Hoss by Oscar Winning director Volker Schondorf, Oscar Nominated "The Lobster" featuring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weitz, and John C. Reilly, Bafta Award-winning of Amazon Prime/BBC TV Series "Ripper Street" (Seasons 2 to 5) starring Matthew MacFayden, and Discover Channel's "Harley & The Davidsons" starring Michael Huisman and Dougray Scott.

He has been composer, musical director and arranger on many stage and theatre productions, including Deboragh Warner's 2009 production of Mother Courage in the National Theatre, London and has arranged for the RTE Concert Orchestra for stage productions and album recordings. He is the musical director and arranger on the spectacular worldwide touring music and and dance show "Women Of Ireland”.

He is also a critically acclaimed jazz pianist and has recorded four albums under his own name. He is the band leader and vocalist in his eight-piece New Orleans funk outfit “Toot Sweet and The Shadow Man” described by Jazzwise Magazine as “The Perfect Festival Band”. He has recently collaborated with BBC presenter and trumpet legend Linley Hamilton, producing and arranging his new orchestral jazz album "Making Other Arrangements".

Cian is a NORD Artist and is published and represented by Silverstream Music. He has been involved with various academic institutions over the course of his career including lecturing in Advanced Music Theory & Arranging in BIMM University, Dublin and acting as external examiner for various institutions including Cork CIT Conservatory of Music. -