New York (NY), USA – Celtic Dreams is a compilation of previously unreleased music that Anúna recorded with Méav Ní Mhaolchatha during the Riverdance sessions. These traditional Celtic and classical pieces showcase Méav’s pure voice and her effortless interpretation and present the best of her early career with the group which helped to launch her to international acclaim.
One of the most highly praised and musically important groups in Ireland, Anúna has established a history of combining Irish classical, Celtic and historical sacred music into beautiful CDs.
Anúna was formed by Dublin-based composer Michael McGlynn in 1987. Although more than 100 singers have performed with the group, Anúna usually featured ten to seventeen young Irish singers.
In 1994, a young Irish soprano named Meav Ní Mhaolchatha (pronounced Mave Nee Wail-cot-ha) joined Anúna as a featured soloist. The band recorded and released the single “Riverdance” which spent 18 weeks at the top of the Irish music charts and became a top ten hit in the UK.
The group was featured on four tracks of Riverdance (the album from Michael Flatley’s
international hit show) which eventually sold over a million copies and received a Grammy award in 1997.
Recently she has been a featured vocalist on the PBS special A Celtic Journey and international tour of the same name.
Buy Celtic Dreams.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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