Featured Ensemble

M'anam playing at Valentia Chamber Music Festival

M’ANAM is made up of eight men and has grown naturally out of the extraordinary phenomenon that is ANÚNA. The title of the group “My Soul” ties into the ideas behind the music that the group sing and is created by Irish composer Michael McGlynn and the singers themselves who have created the arrangements and original material.

The connection to Ireland is very deep and strong, and the repertoire includes a number of pieces in the English and Irish languages. This programme will feature some well-known material such as “Fionnghuala” and “The Parting Glass”, but it also displays some of the expansive and virtuosic repertoire that is the distinguishing feature of this group. “Gúnnarsholmi” is a beautiful setting from the Icelandic tradition, while “Bandó Ribineann” belongs to the Scottish tradition of Mouth Music.

M’ANAM are connected to the ebb and flow of inspiration that resides in the landscape of Ireland and beyond, infusing their original material with an expansive understanding of the connection between the audience and the performer.

In June 2018 M’ANAM will release their first CD, entitled M’ANAM and follow that with a short tour.