Sarah Lynch is an IFTA winning film composer who has scored an array of films, TV series, documentaries, commercials and games.
Upcoming projects of Sarah’s include the six-part TV series “The Vanishing Triangle” for Sundance Now and Virgin Media; “I am a Noise”, the feature-length documentary about world renowned musician Joan Baez (dir: Maeve O’ Boyle, Karen O’ Connor and Miri Navasky), and “Sound & Vision” (dir: Emma Foley of Pale Rebel Productions).
In late 2022, Sarah scored the 8-part comedy-drama series ‘The Dry,’ produced by Element Pictures for Britbox and ITV Studios, directed by Paddy Breathnach, which boasted a stellar cast including Academy Award nominee Ciaran Hinds.
Sarah also collaborates with composer Stephen Rennicks, working on feature films such as ‘Death of A Ladies Man’ starring Gabriel Byrne and the Bafta-winning, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated BBC3/Hulu series ‘Normal People.’
As a classically trained violinist and pianist, Sarah brings that influence along with a background steeped in folk, experimental and rock to her intuitive and dynamic scores.Over the years, she has performed live and recorded with a host of artists including Hozier, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Glen Hansard, Paul Brady, Shane McGowan, Mundy, Mumford and Sons, and Ed Sheeran. She has also composed orchestral arrangements for prominent artists such as the legendary Mary Black.
Sarah’s talent has earned her an array of awards: In July 2019, Sarah was chosen as 1 of 12 film composers worldwide to participate in the prestigious ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop, which culminated in a 65-piece orchestral recording session at Fox Studios. She was the 2019 recipient of the Michelle and Dean Kay Award, which was presented to her in December at the Lincoln Centre in New York, by the ASCAP Foundation. She was also nominated for the Peer Rabin Music Award at the prestigious Soundtrack Cologne Festival as well as being nominated for a Jerry Goldsmith Award for her composition, Transient Thoughts.
She most recently won the 2023 IFTA for ‘Best Original Music’ for her standout score for the Bafta Nominated TV series ‘The Dry’. She is currently working on Season 2.