Vicar Street 17 December

On 17 December, Colm & his band will perform at Vicar Street with special guests musician Lisa O’Neill and Dublin poet & playwright Stephen James Smith. Tickets are available here. It will be a wonderful evening, we hope to see you there.

Thank you to Shane G. Mahon for making this beautiful video for “Bláth/Flower” with Colm during his most recent visit to New York City.

Colm Mac Con Iomaire ⚏ Bláth (Flower) from Shane G. Mahon on Vimeo.

Belfast & Vicar Street Next Month

In December, Colm performs at Empire Music Hall in Belfast on the 9th (tickets here) then on the 17th he will headline Vicar Street with special guest Lisa O’Neill. Tickets are €25, you can get them here.

Last week Colm played in London for the London Folk & Roots Festival at St. Pancras Old Church. Thank you to both Conor Masterson & Fleur Neale for their lovely photos of the gig. Click through the links to see their photo sets. Photo here by Conor.

Bláth Video / London / Belfast / Vicar Street

Next week Colm visits London for the London Folk & Roots Festival. He’ll play St. Pancras Old Church on 11 November with support by Laura Oakes. Tickets are available here!

In December, Colm performs at Empire Music Hall in Belfast on the 9th (tickets here) then on the 17th he will headline Vicar Street with special guest Lisa O’Neill. Tickets are €25, you can get them here.

In addition, we’re excited to share a new video for the song Bláth/Flower shot by Shane G. Mahon while Colm was in New York City. Go raibh maith agat Shane!

Colm Mac Con Iomaire ⚏ Bláth (Flower) from Shane G. Mahon on Vimeo.

Soundtrack for Dare To Be Wild – Screening in Australia

This month the film Dare to be Wild will be released nationwide in Australia starting with the British Film Festival in Byron Bay. Colm provided the soundtrack to the film, which also features songs by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. You can find all of the listings here. This film, by Irish director and writer Vivienne de Courcy, is romantic adventure story based on the magical story of gardener Mary Reynolds‘ journey to build a gold medal winning garden at the Chelsea flower show.

Photos from NYC

colm-mac-con-iomaire-sachyn_mitalColm had a lovely trip to New York City last week. Thank you Sachyn for these photos & review at Brooklyn Vegan from Rockwood and Housingworks where Colm joined in to Glen’s set after his own. And thank you to Colm for these photos at Golden Plec!

Next up is a trip to Melbourne for Melbourne Festival. Here’s a recent interview in Sydney Morning Herald.

NYC this week & more

Colm visits the Rockwood Music Hall in NYC for his first solo performance in the US this Wednesday the 16th, tickets are available here. On Sunday he’ll take on the Scratcher Sessions at the Scratcher pub.

October is a trip down to Melbourne for 2 nights at the Melbourne Festival. Information and tickets can be found here.

In November, he’ll skip the other way to London for a gig for the Folk & Roots Fest, at St. Pancras Old Church. Tickets are available here.

Last weekend Colm played a set at the Other Voices stage at Electric Picnic. You can see 2 songs from his performance here on the RTÉ Player for a little while.

Over the summer Colm played some tunes at BBC for the Soundscapes programme. “The Finnish Line” from that performance was featured on Studio Sessions at BBC Ulster this weekend.

RTÉ In Session, A Poet’s Rising, America & Australia

In the Spring, Colm visited RTÉ Radio 1 for the first in a musician curated series called In Session. Myles O’Reilly captured the event beautifully featuring Colm’s song “The Finnish Line”.

This Fall, Colm is bringing tunes from And Now The Weather to both America & Australia. First up are some gigs in New York City – 16 September at Rockwood Music Hall & 20 September at the Scratcher. Then in October he will perform 2 shows at the Melbourne Music Festival on the 16th & 17th! More information and ticket links to all gigs can be found here.

Colm will compose an original score for “A Poet’s Rising”, six poems commissioned by The Irish Writers Centre as part of an arts project to commemorate the 1916 Rising. These six poems will be written and performed by some of Ireland’s most influential contemporary poets, including Theo Dorgan, Jessica Traynor, Thomas McCarthy, Paul Muldoon, Nuala Ní­ Dhomhnaill and Eiléan Ní­ Chuilleanáin. The performances will be filmed and released during the week of the anniversary. More information can be found at artscouncil.ie.

Gigs News & More

In case you missed it, Colm has announced a gig at Vicar Street on 17 December! Tickets are on sale now here.

Speaking of gigs, we’re excited to report that Colm has joined the roster of London based booking agency ATC Live. Contact information for ATC can be found here.

More about upcoming shows: just next week, Colm will be joining Damien Rice for two shows in Ireland – 12 July at Iveagh Gardens in Dublin & 13 July at Cork’s Live at the Marquee. Gates for both are at 6:30 so get there early! Following these shows, he will be performing on the 18th at the Other Voices stage at Latitude Festival.

In addition to those shows, keep an ear out for news coming very soon regarding shows in both New York City & Australia!

IMG_0503On the weekend The Frames played 2 of 3 25th anniversary gigs at Iveagh Gardens. Thank you so much to everyone who attended the shows! Colm & Glen talked to RTÉ Ten about the anniversary, you can watch it here. A The Frames Songbook was published especially for these gigs. Colm was elected to write the Foreword, which you can read here. There’s one more show at Live at the Marquee in Cork this coming Saturday 11th. (Photo by Gingham Sky Photography)

Colm & Catherine Fitzgerald recently visited with 98FM’s Totally Irish & performed The Finnish Line (watch below). You can also have a listen here to Wild Mountain Thyme by Colm & The Lost Brothers on Today FM ahead of the Doolin Folk Fest last month.

The Frames – Longitude

On June 26th, The Frames will release “Longitude” – a compilation of songs chosen by the band, including new versions of Revelate & Fitzcaraldo and a new song called None But I, which you can listen to down below.

“This is a collection of songs from throughout the twenty five years we’ve been a band. We initially wanted to mark this anniversary with a sort of ‘Best of The Frames’. We put together a few different versions, including a certain number of songs from each record and including more popular live and radio songs – but this felt forced and incongruous. After many conversations amongst ourselves we decided it should simply be a collection of our favourite tunes, songs we would be happy to put on a mix-tape for a friend. So, here it is, with no regard to what album is most or least represented. It’s a short collection of tunes we are proud of, some in slightly different versions from the original recordings, and one new song. This is not the sum of our career but maybe some of the songs where we felt we had broken through to a new place or gotten better as a band. We hope you like it….we hope you enjoy it.” – GH

For more details including release dates for both CD & Double Vinyl, go to TheFrames.ie.

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