Colm Mac Con Iomaire
And Now The Weather (Agus Anois An Aimsir), (Plateau)
In a crowded field of outstanding Irish fiddle players and interpreters of traditional music Colm Mac Con Iomaire is unique.
His voice is unmistakably his own and his music bears distinctive creative hallmarks which have as much to do with his personality and character as with his impressive technical mastery, musical authority and exquisitely expressive playing.
Colm book-ended 2015 with a headline show with his eleven-piece band in Vicar Street in December. He performed at summer festivals in Ireland and in the UK. He also travelled to NYC, Melbourne and London where he had sell-out shows and standing ovations!
His most recent Album ‘And Now The Weather’ has been critically acclaimed (album of the week in The Irish Times) and was recently shortlisted for the Choice Music Prize.
“These are tunes that are effortlessly cinematic, conjuring images of weather-beaten coastlines and vast green expanses… a consistently beautiful and frequently incandescent collection” – The Irish Times (Album of the Week)
On the first album ‘The Hare’s Corner’ - “I was taken somewhere else. It’s just a beautiful piece of mood music. If you’re looking for an inheritor for Astral Weeks, this is it.” Billy Bragg
His work in TV, Film and Theatre has allowed him to progress and mature as an orchestrator of his own compositions. Colm is currently working on his second Movie feature soundtrack, which is due for release later this year.
His work can also be heard as part of the 2016 Commemorations, a special piece called ‘Solasta’ was commissioned by the Irish Writer’s Centre for the ‘Poetry Rising’ project to accompany specially written poems from six of Ireland’s leading Poets.
Colm will play festivals across Ireland, UK, Switzerland and two USA shows over the summer.
Against a backdrop of global war and destruction of the natural environment ‘ And Now The Weather ‘ reprises the plea of the hare for creativity and space. Somewhere in the middle of all this madness there is music and Colm Mac Con Iomaire .