M'ANAM (“My Soul” in the English language) came together for the first time in 2018. Formed from the interaction of members of the groups Olga Vocal Ensemble and the legendary Irish-based Anúna, we have a huge range of musical experiences, from Rock to Classical, Folk to Indie - but what excites us is the connections between the lands of Iceland and Ireland.
Our songs and texts date back as far as the 9th century, through to music created by us ourselves and composer Michael McGlynn. We are as comfortable singing an elegy for a dead Viking in Icelandic ("Deyr Fé") as we are reinterpreting the classic English folk song "The Sheep Stealer". M’ANAM is redefining the accepted ideas of male-voice singing with our natural, unforced sound, and our first album appeared in November 2019.
M'ANAM are featured artists on the opening track "Clarity" of the latest album release "tres" by Japanese jazz-rock ensemble mouse on the keys, and we also feature on the soundtrack of World of Warcraft (Blizzard) "Warbringers - Jaina" released in 2018.