Anúna (Ireland's National Choir)

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Anúna is an Irish choral group. In 1987 Dublin composer Michael McGlynn founded An Uaithne, a name which describes the three ancient types of Celtic music, Suantraí (lullaby), Geantraí (happy song) and Goltraí (lament). One of the group's stated aims is to explore and redefine this music. An Uaithne became Anúna in 1991 and in 2010 adopted the name "Anúna, Ireland's National Choir". Most of the material they perform is written or arranged specifically for the group by Michael McGlynn. He also has reconstructed and arranged a substantial amount of early Irish music, which has been recorded by the group. McGlynn's choral arrangements are written specifically for their combination of classically trained singers and untrained voices. Anúna do not work with a conductor in performance, and move throughout the venue at different points in concert. Their standard line-up is twelve to fourteen singers.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1993 Anúna Anúna 3
1995 Invocation Anúna 1
1995 Omnis Anúna 3
1998 Songs For A Celtic Christmas Anúna 1
1999 Deep Dead Blue Anúna 2
2000 Cynara Anúna 1
2002 Winter Songs Anúna 1
2003 Behind the Closed Eye Anúna 1
2003 2002 Anúna 1
2005 Deep Dead Blue Anúna 1
2005 Live At Annedal Anuna 1
2006 Celtic Dreams Méav ní Mhaolchatha with Anúna 1
2006 Sensation Anúna 1
2007 Anúna: Celtic Origins Anúna 1
2008 Christmas Memories Anúna 1
2009 Sanctus Anúna 1
2010 Christmas with Anúna Anúna 1
2012 Illumination Anúna 1
Invocation Anúna 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2005 Essential Anúna Compilation Anúna 1
2010 The Best of Anúna Compilation Anúna 3

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