In case you missed it, Colm has announced a gig at Vicar Street on 17 December! Tickets are on sale now 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!
On 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.
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.
What a brilliant week it’s been – from an amazing night in Vicar Street with Roddy Doyle & Co. on Sunday 12th to the launch of my new album ‘And Now The Weather’ with a sold out show in Whelan’s last Friday night.
Huge thanks to everyone who came out to listen and support me and my extraordinary band! Also there was record store day in Tower Records in Dublin – great stuff!
Special thanks to those of you who have actually put your hands in your pocket and purchased the Album.
I know how easy it is to access music for nothing these days and that’s what inspired myself and Sheila to try and make the CD itself a highly desirable and tactile object -more than a fleeting stream or an MP3 audio-thumbnail. Mission accomplished i think..
If any of you still want to purchase the CD you might consider buying from your local record shop tomorrow and you’d never know – ‘And Now The Weather’ might even make it in to the Top Ten. Which would be nice!
Grá Mór / Big Love Colmx
And Now The Weather (Agus Anois An Aimsir) is out now! You can buy it on CD here in our shop, at local record shops near some of you (stay tuned for more locations) and at gigs. Please visit iTunes for your digital needs – we’re excited to be able to provide both an Irish version (buy in iTunes here) or English version (buy in iTunes here) for you to choose from.
Colm will celebrate the release date with a sold out gig tonight in Whelan’s and a pop in at Tower Records in Dublin tomorrow at 2pm for Record Store Day. Keep an eye on the Shows section for more gigs.
Update: You can now pre-order the CD here! As a thank you for ordering early, the first 200 CDs sold will come with a hand screen printed card signed by Colm. Orders will be shipped about 1 week before the official release date of April 17.
We are excited to announce Colm’s new album And Now The Weather (Agus Anois An Aimsir) due out on 17 April. Colm will play a launch gig at Whelan’s that evening. Tickets are on sale now on the Whelan’s website or at the box office.
In the meantime, have a listen below to the new track “The Finnish Line”.
The official press release:
Colm Mac Con Iomaire returns with his second album And Now The Weather (Agus Anois An Aimsir) on 17th April. This is the follow-up to his debut solo album in 2008, The Hare’s Corner.
To launch the album, Colm will play Whelans, Dublin on Friday April 17th. Tickets priced €16.50 go on sale Thursday.
And Now The Weather marks a return to collaboration. From the impressive solo run that was The Hare’s Corner, the multi-tasking on stringed instruments, the immaculate production, this album features orchestral levels of players and instruments.
The album was recorded by Karl Odlum, Leon O’ Neill and Colin Elliot in studios and homes across Wexford, Wicklow, Sheffield, Dublin and San Francisco.
In a crowded field of outstanding Irish fiddle players and interpreters of traditional music, Colm Mac Con Iomaire is unique. After starting the band Kíla with school friends, Colm went on to found and play with The Frames, who celebrate 25 years together in 2015. Colm’s compositions have featured in both film and theatre.
1. The Finnish Line / An Líne Fhionlannach
2. A Study In Scarlet / Staidéar Dearg
3. Set Sail / Croch Seol
4. Flower / Bláth
5. In the Arms of the Angels / I mBaclainn na nAingeal
6. The White Boat-Liam O’Reilly / An Bád Bán-Liam Ó Raghallaigh
7. Mood Alabama / Aoibh Alabama
8. The Legend of Oisín / Laoi Oisín
9. Sappho’s Daughter / Iníon Sappho
10. A Farewell to the Sea / Slán leis an bhFarraige
2015 marks The Frames' 25th Anniversary! The band just announced 2 celebratory gigs this summer in Ireland. 4 July at Iveagh Gardens in Dublin and 11 July at Live at the Marquee in Cork. Tickets for both shows go on sale Thursday 22 January. Check out theframes.ie for...
On 3 February, Colm will be performing as part of the event Mindfulness Rising at Smock Alley in Dublin. You can find tickets and more details for the event here or click through to read more.
Colm is heading to Dingle this week to be part of the Music Trail at Other Voices. The event runs from Dec 12-14th with Music Trail artists playing in venues & unusual locations around St. James Church before and after the main performances there. For more information please visit the Other Voices website.
TG4’s Corp + Anam begins its second season tonight. Like season one, Colm provided the music for this award winning program written and directed by his brother Darach Mac Con Iomaire. Check out the trailer & a clip below and go here for an interview with star Maria Doyle Kennedy.