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.
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.
Colm will join John Sheahan for a special night of music at the Abbey Theatre on April 21. More information & tickets can be found here.
MusicTown 18 is proud to present a collaboration between two very special Irish musicians, plus special guests.
John Sheahan’s contribution to Irish music is enormous. Many will know him as the last living member of the ground-breaking 1960s balladeers The Dubliners, others as a poet, others as a classically-trained composer of such epochal titles as The Marino Waltz. Today John Sheahan spreads unspoken wisdom and ephemeral fiddle magic to younger musicians who aspire to a musical journey such as his.
Colm Mac Con Iomaire was a founding member of the influential experimental trad outfit Kíla, before becoming the founding member of The Frames with busking pal Glen Hansard, and also a member of the Swell Season. 2008’s The Hare’s Corner (Cúinne an Ghiorria) and 2015’s And Now the Weather (Agus Anois an Aimsir) are two albums of instrumental compositions which far transcend his traditional music roots into something more singularly cinematic.
It was an honour and a delight to be asked to write a piece of music to celebrate the re-opening of the newly refurbished National Gallery of Ireland. Performed recently for an Taoiseach and other dignitaries in the beautiful surroundings of the gallery space and so much wonderful art, the piece is called “Old Walls”. The title came from the Jack B Yeats painting upstairs in the Gallery.
You can listen to Colm’s set at the Melbourne Festival from 2015 here on Australia’s ABC programme “The Live Set”.