UCD Arts & Humanities
Michael McGlynn is a composer and Artistic Director of the vocal ensemble Anúna which he founded in 1987. Ireland has no indigenous history of choral music, and he created Anúna with the intent of developing a uniquely Irish form of ensemble singing that wove convincing connections between the ancient singing traditions of this country and the literature of his homeland.
Today Anúna is regarded as one of the finest vocal groups in the world and Michael’s compositions are performed by some of the art forms best-known exponents including Grammy winning ensembles the Phoenix Chorale, Kansas City Chorale and Chanticleer.
He has lectured and workshopped his music all over the world and was Eminent Scholar at Florida Atlantic University between 2011 and 2013. This year he directed and scored the Noh Theatre/Anúna collaboration of “Takahime”, a Japanese reworking of Yeats’ “At the Hawk’s Well” in Tokyo’s Orchard Hall.