John McGlynn


John McGlynn qualified as an Architect in Dublin in 1990 having spent most of his time working in London. He returned to Dublin and joined his brother Michael in Anúna in 1992 and was the original male lead in Riverdance - the Show. He has toured all over the world with Anúna and in 2007 he spent many months in the USA promoting the CD/DVD Anúna : Celtic Origins and leading the choir across the country for an ambitious and successful 39 date tour. He was co-host with Michael the PBS special "Christmas Memories" in 2008 He supported Irish legends Moving Hearts on tour and has featured at the Edinburgh Festival with his group Sweet June. He has had original songs and arrangements on many of Anúna’s albums, and in 2005 his vocal arrangement of "Fionnghuala" appeared on the The Chieftains: Live from Dublin: A Tribute to Derek Bell.

His debut album “Songs for a Fallen Angel” has been critically compared to the vocals and guitar playing of Nick Drake, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, “If All She has is You” has been included on Owen Brady’s album Prepare to be Happy [Sony 2008]. His songs appear on the debut albums of Celtic Woman's Lynn Hilary and Fiona Wight. His album "Songs for a Fallen Angel" was nominated for a Just Plain Folks Award [Summer 2009], the biggest music award in the world.

In February 2011 he opened the Gothenburg International Film Festival with Ian King. They have partially recorded an album of traditional Irish/English songs and the album will include previously unreleased original work by both of them. On November 8th 2011 John opened for Madeleine Peyroux in The National Concert Hall in Dublin and he performed there again at the end of 2012 as a precursor to the Cityscapes project.

John is recording his second album in 2014 thanks to a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign, that raised over €10,000.

Visit John's extensive website here, where you can read his blog and purchase his music.