In 1987 Michael McGlynn founded Anúna in an effort to create a physical voice for his compositions, many of which are strongly influenced by the history and mythology of his homeland. His musical education and his experiences as a classical singer inspired him to develop a new musical vocabulary for his choir both as a composer and a choral director. The name Anúna is derived from the Gaelic term An Uaithne, a collective description for the three ancient forms of Irish music - Goltraí (song of lament), Geantraí (song of joy) and Suantraí (the lullaby).
Anúna have appeared at some of the greatest music venues in the world including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, twice the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing and twice at Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan and Town Hall New York. They have appeared twice at the World Sacred Music Festival in Morocco and performed a full programme at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the BBC Proms.
They have released seventeen albums, been nominated for a Classical Brit Award, won a National Entertainment Award, appeared on three Grammy Award winning albums and have placed on the UK Classical and US Billboard Charts regularly. Anúna been been signed to some of the world's major record labels including Decca, Universal Classics, Polygram, E1 and Philips.
The performance will feature a span of material from Anúna's varied and eclectic repertoire, including songs from the tradition, the medieval era and works composed around the writings of the great Irish poets. Also featured will be a number of pieces from the latest release by the group, Revelation.
Tickets €20 side/boxes, €25 Circle, €25 Stalls, €30 Founders Circle
‘Anúna is legitimate folklore that weaves religious and secular threads into an enchanting sonic tapestry’ - Billboard