This year, Annas Anchor in conjunction with Never Meant Records embarked on an exciting and creative adventure like no other known as “The Islands”. Annas Anchor, the project of Limerick based singer songwriter Marty Ryan has been made into a short film documentary showing his experience of how he visited a different island off the coast of Ireland every weekend in June and July, played a gig, wrote and then recorded and released a song each week. 8 weeks, 8 islands, 8 gigs, 8 songs.
The Annas Anchor documentary has now been released and one man band Marty Ryan explains his fantastic, creative journey from the weird to the absolutely wonderful challenges and extraordinary people he met along his adventure of a lifetime. You can view the Annas Anchor documentary below.
Annas Anchor has previously self released an EP entitled “Oak Street” which was recorded in Montana, USA in Summer 2014. After touring Europe in December, A.A released a split with James Carroll (U.K) in April 2015 which saw the pair tour the U.K and Ireland.
Now with focus looming on the islands project, the remote, harsh and beautiful landscape has provided a unique and novel way to produce the most honest and open songs as possible. Every Thursday during the project a song was released that was recorded and engineered by Mike Gavin (Windings). This tour of self exploration will took Anna’s Anchor to the following islands:
06/06/15 Bere Island, Co.Cork – O’Sullivan’s Bar
12/06/15 Inis Mór,Co. Galway – Tí Joe Watty’s Bar
21/06/15 Inishturk, Co.Mayo – Inishturk Community Centre
26/06/15 Clare Island, Co.Mayo – Community Centre Bar
03/07/15 Cape Clear, Co.Cork – Club Chléire
11/12/07/15 Inis Óirr, Co.Galway – Óstán Inis Óirr
18/07/15 Inishbofin, Co.Galway – Inishbofin House Hotel
25/07/15 Valentia Island, Co Kerry – The Ring Lyne
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