Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1964, Michael came late to choral music, singing in his first choir at the age of nineteen. Despite the rich and sophisticated musical forms that lie at the centre of Irish traditional music, choral music does not exist as part of that tradition.
His love of traditional song and the literary culture of his homeland led him to create the choral ensemble ANÚNA in 1987 as both a vehicle for his compositions and a unique choral form for Ireland.
Read his COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY
- Read his article "Sacred Choral Music in Worship Has a Power All Its Own" which was featured on the on the On Being site HERE.
Dissertation at the University of Louisiana entitled "An Overview of the Choral Music of Michael McGlynn with a Conductor’s Preparatory Guide to His Celtic Mass" (Dr. Karen Marrolli) is available to download from HERE.
Here is an article from 2015 on Michael by Dr Emer Nestor for Final Note Magazine.
Japanese journalist, writer and broadcaster Naoki Hayashida interviews Michael) HERE.