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Anúna


Country of origin:

Ireland

Type of music generally:

Ethereal, Celtic

Status:

Most recent release, Sunshine | Shadows (EP, 2016)

See also:

Anúna's official web site

Bandcamp site

Comparisons:

Clannad, Loreena McKennitt, Anonymous 4. (jjhanson@att.net)

General comments:

A blend of Gaelic music á la Clannad, Loreena McKennitt, etc., Gregorian Chants and Anonymous 4 type music. This CD is a blending of all those styles by some great vocalists. Plus it includes some beautiful harp playing as well as several other different instruments. (jjhanson@att.net)

An irish choral group. Some of the tracks on their albums are almost orgasmically beautiful. Ethereal celestial city man. (myszor@pavilion.co.uk)

Recordings include:

  • Anúna
  • Invocation
  • Winter Fire and Snow (Ireland-only EP 1994—Danu 004)
  • Omnis
  • Roisin Dubh (Ireland-only EP, 1995—Danu 006)
  • Deep Dead Blue (1996—Danu 007, to be re-leased 2004)
  • Omnis—Special Edition (1997—Danu 008, Ireland; rest of world on Universal/Celtic Heartbeat—UD 53098 CD)
  • Cynara (2000—Danu 012)
  • Behind the Closed Eye (with the Ulster Orchestra, 1997—Danu 009)
  • 2002 (Rerecording of Anúna, 2002—Danu 014
  • Behind the Closed Eye (Remaster, 2003—Danu 017)
  • Relics (composed of Anúna and Invocation) (2003—Danu 018)
  • Omnis (Remaster, 2003—Danu 019)
  • Essential Anúna (Universal Records UK and Ireland Only, 2003)
  • Sensation (2006)
  • Sanctus (2009)
  • The Best of Anúna (compilation, 2010)
  • Christmas With Anúna (seasonal, 2010)
  • Illumination (2012)
  • Revelation (2015)
  • Sunshine | Shadows (EP, 2016)

Anúna

Release info:

Irish release 1993—Danu 001; re-released worldwide 1995—Celtic Heartbeat/Atlantic—82733.

Availability:

Now only available in Relics album

Ecto priority:

Recommended for lovers of soft Celtic music

Produced by:

Michael McGlynn

Comments:

Soft choir of voice singing Celtic-flavoured songs. A little too Clannad-like for my tastes, but fans of that style of music will love this. (Neile)

Invocation

Release info:

Irish release 1995—Danu 002; worldwide release 1995—Celtic Heartbeat/Atlantic—82855—1996.

Availability:

Deleted, now only available in Relics album

Ecto priority:

Recommended for lovers of soft Celtic music

Produced by:

Michael McGlynn and Brian Masterson

Comments:

One of the most consistently beautiful albums I've heard. Very diverse, but the different styles all work together very nicely. Warning: there are male vocals on the album! :) But even they're good. This Celtic choir's second album is pretty masterful. A wonderful mix of styles, voices, and instrumentation. Highly recommended to those who like Celtic-influenced bands. (jjhanson@att.net)

They strike me as a cross between a Really Good College Glee Club (fancied-up, classical-sounding folk songs) and monks doing Gregorian chant ::grin:: Seriously, I do think I will like this. (fleur)


Omnis

Release info:

Irish release 1995—Danu 005 (re-recorded as Omnis—Special Edition, 1997 Danu 008, Ireland: Rest of World on Universal/Celtic Heartbeat UD 53098 CD)

Availability:

Ireland and U.K.

Ecto priority:

Recommended for lovers of soft Celtic music

Produced by:

Michael McGlynn and Brian Masterson

Comments:

One of the best of 1995. (GTP10@cus.cam.ac.uk)

Further info:

Anúna also appear on the Riverdance video and album of songs from the show of that name. Other songs of theirs appear on the compilations Celtica Vol. 4, The Celtic Circle, Voices, Celtic Stars, Human Voice, The Great Celtic Airs, St. Patrick - The Irish Legend, The Songs of Elvis Costello, Celtic Voices, Celtic Twilight 4: Celtic Planet, Imagine Another Ireland - Encore, Sprit of a New Age 2, Celtic Heartbeat, Celtic Dance, Imagine Another Heartland, Celtic Heartbeat Christmas, Night Tracks, Celtic Twilight 3: Lullabies, Celtic Heartbeat Collection, L'Imaginaire Irlandais, and Winter Fire & Snow.

DVD Release: Invocations of Ireland.


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