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  Island Gigs Annas Anchor this Summer

Islands Press Release

This summer, Anna’s Anchor in conjunction with Never Meant Records will be embarking on an exciting and creative adventure like no other known as “The Islands”. Anna’s Anchor, the project of Limerick based singer songwriter Marty Ryan, will visit a different island off the coast of Ireland every weekend in June and July, play a gig, write and then record and release a song each week at

Anna’s 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 will provide a unique and novel way to produce the most honest and open songs as possible. Every Thursday during the project there will be a song released that will have been recorded and engineered by Mike Gavin (Windings). This tour of self exploration will take 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


Anna's Anchor Bio

If you’re looking for songs with genuine character and an intriguing story then look no further than Anna’s Anchor. Created in the Summer of 2014, Anna’s Anchor is the project of singer-songwriter, Marty Ryan from Limerick, Ireland. Taking strong influences from bands such as Into It Over it, Brand New and City & Colour, Anna’s Anchor is a clash of heart felt lyrics laced with delayed guitars and soft acoustic undertones.

Anna’s Anchor began during a recording session in Summer 2014 in Bozeman Montana. These sessions became half of the debut Oak Street E.P which was released November 2014. The second half was recorded in Lakeland Studios, Athlone. With a strong release and music video in hand, Anna’s Anchor toured Ireland, Czech Republic and Austria before the year was out.

Not resting on his laurels, Marty recorded two songs and a music video in January 2015 with Mike Gavin of Windings in Woodstock Studio, Co.Clare which were released in April as part of a split with James Carroll (UK) entitled “Crossing Channels”. A co-headline tour of the U.K and Ireland followed in support of the split release.

With the biggest undertaking yet to come for Anna’s Anchor this Summer, the future looks bright for this hard working musician!



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