On this page you will find:
Main website for video, audio and more, An Anú’s original music.
Website for audio of An Anú’s Irish Traditional and Jazz and Blues Music
Biography of An Anú and band members
Descriptions of An Anú long version
Descriptions of An Anu short version
Link to photos
Link To Press
Link to Poster (blank space for adding venue title/date/time)
Technical Requirements for An Anú
Details and requirements for Voice Workshop “World Singing Space”
Anú is the Celtic Mother Earth/Creation Goddess, the queen of the ancient Irish race; Tuatha Dé Dannan; “An Anú” is an original World/Celtic musical collaboration between singer songwriters Liam Mac Amaíla and Helen Webb, featuring both original music and traditional Irish music. Seasoned artists and performers, they bring together vibrant “World” rhythms and Irish music, culture and mythology. Both powerful vocalists and accomplished musicians Helen and Liam bring a musical message rooted in mythology and history, spirituality, love and hope for the planet. Instruments include, kora (West African bridge harp), flute, Irish whistle, acoustic guitar, darbuka and banjo. You can listen to An Anú by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
Together Liam and Helen are An Anú a relatively new Irish act, in demand both at home and abroad. Their harmonies and vocal skills combine in featured solos and duets, their whistle, flute and guitar playing incorporates Irish traditional, folk and classic blues and roots music plus powerful and poignent original music.
They have played at many festivals and venues in Ireland and across Europe including the Galway Fringe Festival, Galway Colours Festival, Clifden Arts, The Notting Hill Garden Festival – London, Tubingen Festival – Germany, SOAS – University of London, , Bank of Ireland Theatre – National University of Ireland, Club Volraire -Tubingen, Monroe’s – Galway, Cruinna Na mBad – Kinvara, The House Hotel – Galway, Jury’s Hotel – Galway, The Town House – Galway, Kelly’s Bar – Galway, Aras na Gael – Galway, The Crane Bar – Galway, The Celt – Dublin, The Blue Note – Dublin, The Clayton Hotel – Galway, The Lodge at Ashford Castle – Connemara, The Connemara Coast Hotel – Connemara, Mcarthy’s Bar – Castletown Beara,
An Anú’s album’s Anim Chara and Celtic cousins are now available at gigs, soon to be available also on itunes. The albums contains original tracks by Helen and Liam plus traditional Irish and roots music.
Helen Webb and Liam Mac Amhaíla
Liam is a singer/songwriter and musician with his musical roots in Connemara in the west of Ireland. He has toured extensively in America, the Uk and Europe performing beautifully crafted traditional and original ballads, and is known for his passionate,strong and inspiring vocal delivery. Liam’s main musical focus has been Celtic and traditional Irish with an emphasis on the music of Connemara and Clare. Liam’s music draws upon his Archaeological background and knowledge of ancient civilizations with references to ancient Irish mythology and folklore, to weave a tapestry of intrigue, and the magic of the ancients. This combined with Rythmns from Africa which are brought into the mix by Helen’s kora and percussion/drumming, creates a strong and original contemporary musical style which conveys their deep and spiritual love for nature and indigenous world cultures, with notably powerfully executed vocals from both artists. Helen is a vocalist, composer and musician with a string of performance credits ranging from Opera at Covent Garden to Rock and Soul in London’s West End, she is also an Ethnomusicologist with a background in African music and she is from a mixed race Carribbean/English background. Since arriving in Ireland with the intention of discovering more about the true spirit of Irish music, Helen has developed her flute and whistle skills and learned many Irish songs through immersing herself in the musical culture of the west. Her moving music carries a strong spiritual message of personal power and freedom, and is often based around traditional African riffs and cyclical patterns. Her powerful and emotive vocal style blends harmoniously with Liam’s, resulting in An Anú’s signature, passionate and impressive vocal delivery.
Individual Biographies of Helen and Liam
Long description/Biography Two paragraph version
Anú is the Celtic Mother Earth/Creation Goddess, the queen of the ancient Irish race; Tuatha Dé Dannan. “An Anú” is an original World/Celtic musical collaboration, based in Galway in the west of Ireland, between singer songwriters Liam Mac Amaíla and Helen Webb. Featuring both original music and traditional Irish music, seasoned world class artists and performers, Helen Webb and Liam Mac Amhaíla bring together vibrant World rhythms and Gaelic Irish culture and mythology. Powerful vocalists and accomplished musicians An Anú bring a musical message rooted in mythology and history, spirituality, love and hope for the planet. Instruments include, kora (West African harp), flute, Irish whistle, acoustic guitar and darbuka.
Short description/Biography Two scentence version
An Anú brings together vibrant World rhythms and Gaelic Irish culture and mythology. Powerful and emotive vocalists and accomplished musicians (kora, flute, Irish whistle, acoustic guitar, darbuka). Helen Webb and Liam Mac Amhaíla bring a musical message rooted in mythology and history, spirituality, love and hope for the planet.
For photographs please click on the gallery link below. If original files are needed please contact An Anú using details below.
Link To Press
(Folder on Google Drive)
(Do not click on this picture, click on the link below the picture)
To download a copy of An Anú’s poster please click on the link below Any issues and we can send you an original.
Poster (Google Drive Link)
Venue more than 20ft by 15ft with more than 15 in the audience
2 Vocal and 3 acoustic instrument mics and 5 boom stands.
mic 1 vocal
mic 2 vocal
mic 3 and 4 darbuka (one for top and one underneath)
mic 5 kora (may not be required, please confirm if kora will be used) mic is usually placed inside the kora, but if its a condenser mic use a boom stand.
PA system – tops and bins, crossover, DI Box, Stage Lighting, Monitors.
Effects – Hall Reverb on vocals and instruments (details at sound check)
Projector and screen (If initially discussed and agreed for the booking)
Small Venue less than 20ft by 15ft with less than 20 (unplugged show has been discussed and agreed)
Round table, less than 2 feet high with 5 to 10 candles, crystals, flowers, branches or whatever is available.
If possible a cloth covering the table. (the table should be in front of the musicians)
The musicians will sit on two chairs with a third chair for instruments.
Candlelit room for the performance.
Voice Workshop “World Singing Space” with Helen Webb of An Anú
Details and requirements
A vocal mic and amplification is required for the workshop leader Helen Webb
please click on the link below for workshop description and Biog
Liam Mac Amhaíla 00353 (0) 857074096 firstname.lastname@example.org
Main website for video, audio and images, An Anú’s original music.
To hear our more current music please contact email@example.com
Website for more audio and images and for An Anú’s Irish Traditional and Jazz and Blues Music