Irma Music is the trading name of the musician, composer and writer, Ian Rae, who over the past fifty years has produced music covering a large number of styles.

Established in 1997, and named after Ian's initials (IR) and his degree (MA) from Glasgow University, Irma Music provides entertainment across a wide number of styles and has produced a number of CD albums, all recorded on the Irma Music Label

Ian began writing music in the sixties, and was offered a contract with EMI, for some of the songs he wrote, and was performing with the band Force Four in his native Scotland.

Since moving to England in the seventies he has written or co-written a number of full musicals, the details of which are listed, on the Musicals page of this web site

Also available is "Burns, Banks and Braes" an album of ten songs by Robert Burns, by Ian & Morven Rae. Five of the songs, "Ae Fond Kiss", "Ca' the Yowes", "My Love is Like a Red Red Rose", "Ye Banks and Braes" and "John Anderson my Jo" are set to the original tunes and five,"Logan Braes", "(There'll Never be Peace) Till Jamie Comes Hame", "Thou Hast Left Me Ever Jamie" "My Heart's In the Highlands" and "Robin Adair" have been set to haunting new tunes specially composed by Ian, as part of the Robert Burns Love Song Project. To see a promotional video or further information on where to purchase mp3 downloads or sheet music for a number of Robert Burns songs, please visit

Four of Ian's songs have been released by EMI Production Music in an album entitled "Showtunes", currently available on Amazon Music, Itunes, Spotify, Shazam, Deezer etc.and one of the songs "Things We Loved From Yesterday" features on a number of occasions in the Channel 4 catchup series "Professor T". The three other songs "Can This Show Go On?", "The Most Exciting Time Of The Year" and "A World Of Music" are extensively used around the world in radio and television. Ian has also more than a hundred sheet music and backing track titles on htpps:// published under the Irma Music Publications banner.

Music for Remembrance, Armistice, Veterans Day - His recently composed song "Shed No Tears For Me" incorporated into a short video, shot in and around Sanctuary Wood Cemetery and the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium, in memory of his grandfather, killed on 6th June 1916, can be watched via this link and the song is used in November in a number of locations around the world for Remembrance Day, Armistice Day and Veterans Day.

In his another recent venture, and related to his work in music and movement in local nursery schools, Ian has set up a new website of very silly songs and videos for young children, called Thoughtz 4 Totz - a haven for harassed parent and grandparents

CHRISTMAS IS OVER AND WE'RE NOW IN THE RUN IN TO BURNS NIGHT 25th JAN 2019? - Another chance to catch up with the Burns Banks and Braes promotional video


You can listen to the album on Spotify and Deezer  Sheet Music and Backing Tracks for these songs are available at SheetMusicPlus.

"Very few people can write good tunes - Ian Rae Can" - Richard Stilgoe - Co-Lyricist,
Phantom of the Opera, Lyricist - Starlight Express

"I personally love your CD and two of the songs are the best recordings I have ever heard" Stuart Cochrane, Retail and admissions Manager, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway, Scotland

Main geographical areas served are Kenley, Addington, Beckenham, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Carshalton, Caterham, Chaldon, Cheam, Coulsdon, Croydon, Dorking, Edenbridge, Limpsfield, Lingfield, Merton, Mitcham, Oxted, Purley, Redhill, Reigate, Sanderstead, Selsdon, Shirley, Sutton, Thornton Heath, Tatsfield, Wallington, Warlingham, Westerham, Woldingham, Whyteleafe, Wimbledon as well as most of South London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent

Ian can be contacted by email by entering his two initials followed by

If you would like to listen to some of Ian's music, there are a number of mp3s available for free download from So whatever your taste, you should find something to interest you there. A number of the songs are available for purchase by searching for "Ian Rae" or "Irma Music" (keeping quote signs) on the SheetMusicPlus link below













Irma Music - Telephone 020 8660 6910 - Mobile 07956 652444 - 169 Valley Road, Kenley, Surrey CR8 5BZ