M'ANAM play choral concert Portaferry
Fri 20 Mar

MusicM'ANAM: Between heaven and earth

Everybody loved ANUNA so much we thought we'd bring you their brother choir M'ANAM. Inspired by the rugged and wild landscapes of Iceland and Ireland, M'ANAM explore the intertwined connections between these two ancient cultures. Their music is innovative and new, and their voices resonate through songs spanning 1500 years of history.

M'ANAM - in their own words

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.

With their deep full voices, M’ANAM takes me with them to those long-gone days, in a more than stunning way.


This concert has been kindly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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Event Details

Fri 20 Mar
19:30 to 21:30

£20 inc. ticketing fee


  • The Portaferry Hotel
  • Self Catering
  • Slip Inn
  • Joe's Hot Spot
  • The Lobster Pot
  • The Slip Inn

How to get here

Portico is easy to find in Portaferry. You can also get detailed driving directions or check out the ferry timetable for crossing from Strangford.