Introducing Colm Mac Con Iomaire

28th September, 2016

Who is Colm Mac Con Iomaire ?

1. Involved with legendary band The Frames since 1990. Colm is an integral member and his exquisitely expressive fiddle playing gives the band an added layer of complexity. They have many great songs but perhaps he shines best on Fitzcarraldo.

2. Played violin on David Gray’s 1998 hit studio album White Ladder (on the track Silver Lining). You all know the song such was the popularity of that album.

3. From 2006 onwards Colm continued his involvement with Glen Hansard as a touring member of the band that made up The Swell Season. Their hit song “Falling Slowly” was on a Frames album before it gained notary as part of the film “Once”. Therefore Colm actually had a big hand in the writing of the of the song.

4. Colm’s first solo album “The Hares Corner” (Cúinne an Ghiorria) was released in 2008 and was nominated for the prestigious Meteor Award for Best Traditional/Folk Album.

5. Colm’s 2nd solo album “And Now The Weather” (Agus Anois an Aimsir) was released in 2015 and was shortlisted for the Choice Music Award (Ireland’s version of the Mercury Music Prize).

6. Having provided pieces of music for film, TV & Theatre, Colm was commissioned by the Irish Writers Centre to write a piece of music to accompany poems by 6 leading Irish writers. He called this piece of music “Solasta” and later performed it for the President of Ireland!

7. We hope this has given you an insight into the brilliance that is Colm Mac Com Iomaire. He is unique and his music is stunningly beautiful. See for yourself at Brudenell Social Club on Sun 6th Nov 2016.

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