IONA

Music |
5th April 2014

IONA take their name from the small island off the west coast of Scotland. From the beginning, their aim has been to write spiritual, atmospheric, yet uplifting music that would stir the emotions, weaving complex patterns that echo the intricate knot work of the great Celtic artists. Often inspired by the great figures of the Celtic Golden Age such as Columba, Aidan, Brendan and Patrick, IONA’s music is as timeless as the message that reaches out to us across the centuries.

Uniquely combining rock / folk / progressive / ethnic and ambient elements with the crystalline voice of Joanne Hogg as their focus, IONA create ‘a blaze of colours and textures…all the sounds fusing into a single, yearning, heartfelt beautiful cry.‘

‘Their music seems to draw from the collective memories of an entire race of people – ‘Beyond these Shores’ is all that and more. It is a modern day masterpiece.’
Bob Darden – Billboard (USA)

‘… an exhilarating contemporary folk act, able to press traditional instruments convincingly into service alongside their electric counterparts … rarely has the…Celtic thing been given so many welcome twists, or played with such conviction.’ ‘Q’ MAGAZINE

‘Another Realm’ is about as uplifting an album as you'll hear this year….complete with soaring vocals and dueling guitar/keyboard/violin/uilleann pipe passages… Joanne Hogg has a simply wonderful voice…lovely and completely intoxicating, and when surrounded by the stunning instrumentation from the rest of Iona, the results are simply magic….great music that takes you on a journey through wonderous moments of grand symphonic prog rock, melodic folk, and majestic Celtic flavored pop/rock. www.seaoftranquility.org

Venue: Malt Room – allocated seating
Please note that the Brewery charges a £1.50 fee per booking for online and telephone transactions. 
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. 

DATES & TIMES

5th April 2014

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