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Updated: 18/04/17 : 06:51:18

Sligo's Cos Cos Festival 2017 presents Anúna in Concert

A special event this year is the Choral Concert by Anúna in St. Columbus Church, Drumcliffe on Friday, May 5th at 8pm.

Anúna - founded in 1987 by Irish composer Michal McGlynn in an effort to create a physical voice for his compositions many of which are strongly influenced by the history and mythology of his homeland. Ireland has a long and sophisticated history of traditional singing or sean nós which McGlynn uses as the basis for many of his arrangements and compositions. 

The name
Anúna is derived from the Gaelic term An Uaithne, a collective description for the three ancient forms of Irish music - Goltraí (song of lament), Geantraí (song of joy) and Suantraí (the lullaby).  An Uaithne and subsequently Anúna is a uniquely beautiful instrument. The purity and natural techniques that are employed by the singers explore the stories of ordinary people, poets, saints and scholars.

Within these songs are universal truths told through the landscape, the philosophy and the mythology of Ireland and beyond.  See

Tickets on sale at the Fáilte Ireland Office, O'Connell Street, Sligo or phone Brenda at 0861925988.