M'ANAM (“My Soul” in the English language) is one of the most exciting new vocal ensembles to emerge in recent years and grew naturally from the legendary ANÚNA. Formed in 2018, the members come from the islands of Ireland, Iceland and beyond, encompassing a huge range of musical experiences and yet they are unified together with one voice and one vision.
Their songs and texts date back as far as the 9th century, through to music created by the men themselves and their Artistic Director Michael McGlynn. The men are as comfortable singing an elegy for a dead Viking in Icelandic (“Deyr Fé”) as they are reinterpreting the classic English folk song “The Sheep Stealer”. M’ANAM are redefining the accepted ideas of male-voice singing with their natural, unforced and immediate sound. Their first album will be released in mid 2019, and four singles have been released so far in advance of this.
They are featured artists on the opening track “Clarity” on the new album by jazz-infused post-rock band mouse on the keys entitled “tres”. M'ANAM feature on the soundtrack of the World of Warcraft (Blizzard) video short "Warbringers - Jaina".