- 10 Apr 01
As founder and director of the acclaimed choral group, Anuna, MICHAEL McGLYNN has established himself as one of the country's most gifted and innovated composers. However, he has also become a figure by some elements in the Irish Music Industry and been dismissed by others as a "pig ignorant arrogant bastard" Inetrview: LIAM FAY
When Michael McGlynn answers the door of his Rathfarnham home cum office, I have to fight hard to resist asking if his Daddy is in.
Though fast approaching thirty, Michael has the appearance of someone closer to twelve years of age. Apple-cheeked, with a pink complexion totally unrelieved by any evidence of beard growth, he could almost be a cherub straight from central casting. This impression is considerably enhanced by his voice. Soft and high pitched, it sounds as if it has yet to break. There, however, any similarities between Michael McGlynn and an altar boy come to a crashing end.
“I am seen by most people as an absolutely pig-ignorant, arrogant bastard,” he says. “Even people who know me and have worked with me think that I’m an arrogant bastard. I don’t see myself as arrogant but I suppose I can be a bastard.”