Essential Anuna

Essential Anuna

by Anúna
     
 
Anuna have come a long way since their debut in Bill Whelan's Celtic dance extravaganza Riverdance. Composer Michael McGlynn and his choral ensemble have since collaborated with artists such as Sinéad O'Connor, the Chieftains,

Overview

Anuna have come a long way since their debut in Bill Whelan's Celtic dance extravaganza Riverdance. Composer Michael McGlynn and his choral ensemble have since collaborated with artists such as Sinéad O'Connor, the Chieftains, Sting, Máire Brennan, and Elvis Costello, as well as release their own music, the best of which can be found here on Essential Anuna. Anuna's ethereal blend of Middle English, Scots Gaelic, Irish, Breton, Medieval Irish, Latin, and Greek choral music is infused with modern sensibilities. McGlynn's compositions have an almost jazz-like dimension to them, an effect that often leads the group into mid-'60s Sergio Mendes/Ray Conniff Singers territory, while retaining a respectable level of sublime seriousness. Essential Anuna is just that, a 19-track career overview of the eclectic group that provides a balanced selection of traditional ("Siúil, A Rúin") and contemporary ("Blue Bird") songs, and even a cover (Elvis Costello's "Deep Dead Blue"). The CD serves as an excellent introduction to this talented -- and constantly rotating -- group of young Irish singers.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/08/2005
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923955528
catalogNumber:
9555

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anúna   Primary Artist
Paul Byrne   Group Member
Aingeala DeBurca   Violin
Noel Eccles   Percussion
Dennis Kelly   Harp
Declan Masterson   uillean pipes,tin whistle
David Clarke   Group Member
Monica Donlon   Group Member
Caron Hannigan   Group Member
Stephen Kenny   Group Member
John McGlynn   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Michael McGlynn   Vocals,Musical Direction,Low Whistle,Group Member
Kenneth Edge   Saxophone
Miriam Blennerhassett   Vocals,Group Member
Cathal Clinch   Group Member
Méav   Group Member
Eunan McDonald   Group Member
Eimear Quinn   Group Member
Kim Lynch   Group Member
Bernard Reilly   Percussion
Peter Harney   Group Member
Tara O Beirne   Group Member
Briana Jordan   Group Member
Lucy Champion   Vocals,Group Member
Kira Deegan   Group Member
Róisín Dempsey   Group Member
Joanna Fagan   Group Member
Julie Feeney   Group Member
Barry Finn   Group Member
Edel Harrington   Group Member
Lynn Hilary   Vocals,Group Member
Emer Lang   Group Member
Jeffrey Ledwidge   Group Member
Jacqui Mahon   Group Member
Simon Morgan   Group Member
Maeve Morris   Group Member
Sarah O'Kennedy   Group Member
Ciarán Brady   Group Member
Orfhlaith Campbell   Group Member
Stephen Fennelly   Group Member
Nichola Horn   Group Member
Máire Lang   Group Member
Thérèse McCartin   Group Member
Karen McDonnell   Group Member
Sinead McGoldrick   Group Member
Alice McKeown   Group Member
Brian Merriman   Group Member
Jeremy Morgan   Group Member
Aisling Muldowney   Group Member
Eoin Mulvaney   Group Member
Niamh O'Brien   Group Member
Derek O'Gorman   Group Member
Cathal Ó Madagáin   Group Member
Grace O Regan   Group Member
Garrath Patterson   Group Member
Audrey Phelan   Group Member
Clodagh Reid   Group Member
Kevin Sheedy   Group Member
Ian Cirran   Group Member
Paddy Connolly   Group Member
Mairéad Ní Fhaoláin   Group Member
Stuart Kinsella   Group Member
Clionadh McDonough   Group Member
Sarah Noon   Group Member
Martin Ó Ceallaigh   Group Member
Roisín OReilly   Group Member
Rachel Talbot   Group Member
Lucy Thurston   Group Member
Dearbhla Walsh   Group Member
Mark O'Sullivan   Group Member
Patrick Hughes   Group Member
Anne Marie O'Farrell   Harp
Sarah O Kennedy   Vocals
Kim Lynch   Vocals
Monica Donlon   Vocals
Derina Johnson   Vocals
Garrath Patterson   Vocals
Joanna Fagan   Vocals

Technical Credits

Elvis Costello   Composer
Bill Frisell   Composer
Roger Greenawalt   Composer
Brian Masterson   Audio Production
Declan Masterson   Producer,Engineer
Terry Radigan   Composer
John McGlynn   Arranger,Director
Michael McGlynn   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Jeff Chenault   Art Direction
Traditional   Composer

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