M'ANAM (the Irish for “my soul”) 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 composer 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 appear in November 2019, and three singles have been released so far in advance of this.
They are featured artists on the opening track “Clarity” on the latest album by jazz-infused post-rock Japanese band mouse on the keys entitled “tres”. M'ANAM also feature on the soundtrack of the World of Warcraft (Blizzard) video short "Warbringers - Jaina".
Oct 30 : NETHERLANDS, Oostkerk, Middelburg ~ HERE
Oct 31 : BELGIUM, Sint-Andreas en Ghislenuskerk, Belsele ~ HERE
Nov 1 : NETHERLANDS, Theater de Willem, Papendrecht ~ HERE
Nov 2 : NETHERLANDS, Pauluskerk, Tilburg ~ HERE
Nov 3 : NETHERLANDS, De Lawei, Drachten ~ HERE
Official CD Release Performance
Nov 7 : IRELAND, St. Bartholomew's Church, Dublin ~ HERE
Jan 31 : SCOTLAND, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glascow (Celtic Connections Festival) ~ HERE
April : CANADA, VanMan Male Choral Summit ~ HERE