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

Upcoming Gigs

colm_conorColm has a slew of gigs coming up this spring & summer including the Choice Music Prize live event for Best Irish Album of 2015 nominees. The award will be given on the night at Vicar Street which features performances by all of the nominees. The show will be broadcast live on Today FM in a special four hour extended programme during the Paul McLoone show. On March 12, RTÉ 2 will air a programme as well.

This gig will be followed up closely by a trip to Kilkenny TradFest. Then in May Colm’s off to Brighton for The Great Escape Festival and a month later he heads to Washington DC for an event celebrating Ireland 100 at the Kennedy Center! More details on that gathering coming soon. Back to Ireland then for Castlepalooza in Tullamore & the Ireland Folk Festival in Killarney. See below for information & ticket links and stay tuned for a few more announcements soon!

3 March: Choice Music Prize live event – Vicar Street, Dublin
18 March: Kilkenny TradFest – Kilkenny, Ireland
21 May: The Great Escape – Brighton, UK
5 June: Muldoon’s Picnic – Washington, DC
1-3 July: Castlepalooza – Tullamore, Ireland
9 July: Ireland Folk Festival – Killarney, Ireland

Photo by Conor Masterson.

Eurosonic & chat with Olaf Tyaransen

colm_hp_groningen_katherinbaumbachColm played at Eurosonic in Groningen in the Netherlands last week. Here’s a few photos by Kathrin Baumbach and you can watch a chat with Olaf for Hot Press here.

The line-up for Kilkenny Tradfest has been announced & Colm joins Hothouse Flowers, Damien Dempsey, Duke Special and more for this long weekend of events. Tickets go on sale here on Monday 25th.

The next gig is on 31st January at Loam Galway. Tickets can be bought from the restaurant or by calling on (091) 569 727.

Choice Music Prize Nomination

Colm-Mac-Con-Iomaire-at-Vicar-Street-by-Owen-Humphreys-3-of-13I’m delighted to be included in the shortlist for the Choice Music Album of 2015! A great start to a New Year.. Every now and again in this game (every couple of years), one gets a pleasant and completely unexpected surprise and this counts large among those moments.

There were many many fabulous Irish albums released last year..and to find mine shortlisted as one of just Ten is humbling and unusual to say the least. We all know that lists and competitions are nonsense and that Music will never be bound by taste or opinion. (Right?)

A Huge thanks to all of you out there who’ve been such good friends to my music over the past number of years and most especially over the past 8 months since this album was released..
I’m really looking forward to wonderful evening of Music at Vicar Street on the 3rd of March… 
Ceol binn Abú! Colm x

Tickets to the announcement gig can be purchased here. It will also be broadcast on Today FM.

Photo by Owen Humphreys at Golden Plec.