M'ANAM : Airdí Cuain

Filmed in Dublin and Donegal

"Airdí Cuain" is a beautiful folk song from Northern Ireland sung here by the Icelandic/Irish group M'ANAM. The singer is far from home and remembers the beauty and freedom of his home. The two aspects of his life, one enclosed in the bleak landscape of the city, the other connected to nature and free are shown through the two contrasting locations of the song.

  • Michael McGlynn
  • Fergus Cahillane
    Key Cast
    "The Singer"
  • Cian O Donnell
    Key Cast
    "The Surfer"
  • Michael McGlynn
    Music Arranger
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
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Director Biography - Michael McGlynn

Michael is an Irish composer and Artistic Director of the vocal groups ANÚNA, M'ANAM and Systir.
His first feature "Invocations of Ireland" (2008) has been broadcast across Australia and New Zealand on Sky Arts and released on DVD in Australia [DV1] and Japan [Columbia], while "ANÚNA : On a Cold Winter’s Night" (2020) has been broadcast on SVT2, Sky Arts and TG4 (Ireland) in Ireland. He has created shorts and promotional films for Nintendo, Square, Wexford Opera, Systir, M’ANAM and ANÚNA and is currently working on a feature exploring the music of ancient Ireland. His latest documentary "M'ANAM : Between Two Worlds" has just been completed.

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