Apr 22, 2011
Why didn't I know about this choral group before? In case you're not familiar, I thought I better enlighten you. Talk about the voices of angels! Here is their web site. Michael McGlynn founded Anúna, Ireland's national choir, in 1987. From the site: The name derives from the collective term for the three ancient types of Irish music, Suantraí (lullaby), Geantraí (happy song) and Goltraí (lament).... The group is Dublin-based and is an a cappella choir performing with between eleven and fourteen singers drawn from a larger group af approximately thirty members. Anúna do not work with a conductor, and use the entire space of a concert venue at different points in a performance. Most of their material is written or arranged for the group by McGlynn, and includes reconstructions of early and medieval Irish music. These songs are created specifically for the choir's unusual combination of classically trained and untrained voices.