The RTÉ program Nationwide made a stop in Wexford to visit Colm & his family. You can watch on the RTÉ player for about 30 days here.
The Late Late Show & Facebook Live
Colm recently joined Glen Hansard for a special appearance on The Late Late Show where they performed “Falling Slowly”. You can watch the performance below.
In addition during the last month Colm has done two live performances from his home on Facebook featuring family, including the furry kind! You can see those here.
We hope everyone is staying safe, staying home & staying healthy.
Upcoming Gigs / Headlining Vicar Street
St. Patrick’s Day Festival brings Colm to Vicar Street on March 16th. Support from Contempo Quartet. Tickets are available here now.
Ahead of that, Colm joins Lisa O’Neill as a Very Special Guest on some of her UK gigs in February:
6 Feb London at Union Chapel
15 Feb Edinburgh at Summerhall
16 Feb Glasgow at CCA
Mystery Train with John Kelly
This past weekend, 20 October, Colm joined John Kelly on his Mystery Train at RTÉ Lyric FM. You can listen back here.
John Sheahan & Colm at Fiddle Fest May 11
May 11th in Baltimore, Co. Cork. Tickets on sale at fiddlefair.com.
NYC Irish Arts Center Residency
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.
Three pacesetters of contemporary Irish music come together to explore the fierce possibilities of collaboration: Colm Mac Con Iomaire, the acclaimed solo innovator and founding violinist of the Frames; Loah, the Afro-soul star who’s headlined Electric Picnic and SXSW; and Utsav Lal, the prodigious 26-year-old pianist whose raga-inflected trad has earned him marquee billing at Dublin’s National Concert Hall. First united as a trio at our 2018 Spirit of Ireland Gala, over a week-long residency the artists will continue to shape the rhythms and textures of their unique styles into a startlingly revelatory sound, culminating in a three-night series of public performances.
Oscar Nomination for Late Afternoon
I was so pleased to be a part of the telling of this wonderful story Late Afternoon – It has been winning prizes and moving audiences at film festivals around the world this past year and has now been shortlisted in the category of the Best Animated Short in the forthcoming Academy Awards (Oscars).. The film reminds us that a world of ‘pure imagination’ is alive in all of us!
Street Lights Album Out Today featuring Homeward Bound
Colm was delighted to perform along with a collective of Irish musicians called Street Lights on the charity single “Homeward Bound”, a cover of the classic 1966 tune by Simon & Garfunkel. The single and album were produced to generate funds to assist those in the homeless community. Peter McVerry Trust, Focus Ireland, and Simon Community are the recipients of all profits of the single and album sales, which will go directly to rehoming and rehousing on a national level. You can purchase the song here at your choice of online vendor.
The album is out today and features tracks from Bell X1, Snow Patrol, Saint Sister, Richard Hawley with Lisa Hannigan, James Vincent McMorrow, Damien Dempsey, Luka Bloom, Villagers, Stephen James Smith, David Gray, The Frames, Lisa O’Neill, Glenn & Ronan and Celtic Woman.
Wildflowers – a feminine genesis
Colm will be traveling to New York City in October to perform the music for a production called Wildflower – a feminine genesis presented by La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club & the Irish Arts Center of NYC. There will be 4 performances Oct 18-21. For more information & ticket links please visit irishartscenter.org.
Inspired by the lush symbolism of Irish poet William Butler Yeats, internationally acclaimed dance artist Maureen Fleming invents surreal movement poetry, curving into shapes of shattering beauty. Fleming’s new interdisciplinary celebration of femininity combines dance and mesmerizing visual theater in a series of “vision poems.” Fleming juxtaposes her singular movement with geometric moving sculptures and brilliant lighting by longtime collaborator Christopher Odo.
Featuring live music by renowned Irish composer and violinist Colm Mac Con Iomaire (founding member of the Frames) and uilleann piper James Mahon, with pianist Bruce Brubaker performing music of Philip Glass.
Exploring the “immortal waters” of the mystical feminine, Wildflowers asks: “Is immortality an elusive paradigm or present in the here and now?”
Dare To Be Wild Soundtrack
New music! The long awaited film soundtrack from Dare To Be Wild has now been released worldwide. It was my pleasure to score the music for this movie about Irish nature activist Mary Reynolds and her journey to winning the Gold medal at the Chelsea Garden Show in...