Announcing Colm’s new album
The River Holds Its Breath – Tost ar an Abhainn
available now in all the usual places online via this link & in record shops.

You can order the CD (& vinyl soon) in our shop.
The first 200 orders will get a hand painted
and handwritten card from Colm
similar to the river artwork.

4/5 stars in the Irish Times
8/10 stars in Hot Press


Colm will hold a week long residency at NYC’s Irish Arts Center in May. Joining him will be fellow Irish musicians Utsav Lal & Loah. Performances happen May 30, 31 & June 1. Tickets can be purchased here.

Bláth – The Flower

Bláth – The Flower

Colm has been working on the music for this wonderful play full of paper puppets to be performed at Lime Tree Theatre in Limerick May 14-16. It’s all music & puppets, no dialogue! Tickets & information can be found here at the Limerick City of Culture website.

Branar’s new show Bláth – The Flower is set in a world that has decided colour and plants are no longer needed. A boy finds a magical book and sees flowers for the first time. He then discovers a packet of flower seeds in a junk shop and must learn how to bring the flower to life.

Bláth is based on the children’s book The Flower by John Light & Lisa Evans. Designed by the artist Maeve Clancy with original music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames), Bláth is a non verbal show that will enchant audiences as they enter a world made entirely of paper. Combining, puppetry, object theatre and original score, Bláth promises to a show that will be unforgettable.

Supporting SHADES

Supporting SHADES

imageThis past Monday, Colm, his wife Sheila, their 2 boys Oisin & Darach, and wonderdog Cassie traveled to Cork to meet with Today FM’s Ray D’Arcy at Irish Guide Dogs HQ to promote the launch of SHADES week. SHADES is an awareness & fundraising campaign for Irish Guide Dogs, the organization where Cassie was trained to be an assistance dog for Darach.

Have a listen in here to their chat with Ray starting at about 40 minutes in.

You can support the Irish Guide Dogs by texting WOOF from Ireland to donate €2.50. If you’re on Facebook, you can give a Like to Cassie’s page there to learn more about her magical powers.

Other Voices this Sunday

This Sunday April 13th, Colm is a featured act on episode 3 of Other Voices Season 12. The show airs on RTÉ Two at 10:30pm. Sharing the night with him will be Agnes Obel, George Ezra, Joseph Salvat, The Amazing Snakeheads, Mojo Gogo & Pinhole.

How Do You Say It?

Curious how Colm’s surname is pronounced? The phonetic spelling is Mack-Kun-Ummra.

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