ANDREW HOZIER BYRNE
Andrew Hozier Byrne was a member of ANÚNA from 2007 until 2012. He performed in Ireland, the Netherlands and Norway with the group and sang the lead solo on the recording “La Chanson de Mardi Gras” on the album Illuminations.
According to Michael McGlynn “when Andrew auditioned for ANÚNA he was young, but it was very obvious that there was a formidable musical ability that we were happy to nurture over a number of years. I was always aware that he was focussed on being a songwriter and I built that into all my dealings with him. I think we showed him the benefits of stillness in performance, the ability to withdraw and focus. Andrew was a pleasure to work with and he grew so much as a performer in his time with us, developing into someone that enhanced the group with his insight, musical intelligence and presence.”
Andrew has stated of his time in ANÚNA.
“I learned a lot about singing techniques, and even composition, from director Michael McGlynn and Anúna.”
“I love the sound of voices singing together, congregational singing, anything like gospel, or folk, or sea shanties. I spent quite a bit of time in choirs growing up, and in the world-touring music group, Anúna. It's a sound with very rich texture, voices singing together.”
“"I sang in…Anúna, which does all sorts of ancient music and world music, and that influence(d) my love of harmony."