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.

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

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

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.