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St. Patrick’s Festival presents

Colm Mac Con Iomaire with full band & guests Contempo Quartet

St. Patrick’s Festival is delighted to present the inimitable Colm Mac Con Iomaire for a special performance with the Contempo Quartet and guests.

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 30 years together in 2020. Colm’s compositions have featured in both film and theatre.

Colm’s first solo album The Hare’s Corner / Cúinne an Ghiorria signified an acknowledgement of the importance of the old culture but also an urgent plea for “the hare’s corner” in contemporary culture… a still place where space and time are set aside for something beautiful for its own sake. Hares live in a precarious world, protected but also hunted and endangered.

His work in film and theatre has allowed him to progress and mature as an orchestrator of his own compositions. And Now the Weather / Agus Anois An Aimsir was critically acclaimed and he toured in Australia and USA with his band.

His latest record is titled The River Holds Its Breath / Tost Ar An Abhainn and was produced by Bill Whelan. Bill also accompanies Colm on piano. It was recorded in the old-way – playing live to a reel-to-reel tape machine.

In Vicar Street on Monday 16th March, Colm will perform this hugely successful album along with his older repertoire.