Anúna – Celtic Origins, Irish Vocal Ensemble
Anúna's pure and haunting sound has often been copied by others in the Celtic Vocal genre but never equaled. Founder Michael McGlynn's original concept was to create something that would make the general Irish public aware of the beauty of choral music. In order to do this he researched the fragments of medieval Irish music that exist and introduced these to audiences in dramatic arrangements. In 1991, John McGlynn joined Anúna, and brought a rock sensibility to the ethos of the group. Anúna became one of the biggest entertainment phenomena in the world from 1994 to 1996. Anúna has toured with John or Michael as director throughout the world since 1996, traveling to countries including Morocco, Japan, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Poland, Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Chile, Canada, Argentina, Italy and Belgium. 2007 will be Anúna's most important year to date on many levels. Not only will the group be twenty years old, in August and September the Elevation/Maryland Public Television special entitled Anúna - Celtic Origins will be broadcast nationwide in the USA on PBS. This will be followed by a nationwide tour in the autumn, and the release of a live DVD and album.
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