- Sarah M. Burn
(b Enniskillen, June 18, 1915; d Enniskillen, Aug 6, 2000). Irish composer. She was awarded piano, violin and composition scholarships while studying at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin (1930–36). She received the BA (1936) and MusB (1937) from Trinity College, Dublin, and went on to study at the RCM with Vaughan Williams and Howells (composition) and Arthur Benjamin (piano). In 1940 her Phantasy Trio won the RCM Cobbett Prize and she was also awarded the RCM Sullivan Prize for composition. With her sister Valerie she formed a two-piano duo, which was to have a long and distinguished performing history. Her many compositions for the medium include the Sonatina (1940). Commissions for the BBC included Érin Go Bragh, a march-rhapsody for brass band (1943), Ulster Airs (arrangements, 1939–40) for the BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra (Ulster Airs Scheme), and the television opera ...