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IMAR – From Scotland/Ireland/Isle of Man

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm MDT

There are many reasons to be excited about new Glasgow-based five- piece imar – not least a line-up featuring current and former members of Manran, RURA, Talisk, Barrule and Cara whose collectively crammed trophy-cabinet includes the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year, 2016 Radio Scotland Musician of the Year, BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and several All-Britain and All-Ireland titles.

By far the best and biggest reason, however, is how excited the band are themselves. “As soon as we all sat down to play together properly, it just worked,” says bodhran player Adam Brown (RURA), originally from Suffolk. “We were a bit stunned, to be honest; all looking round at everyone else,
thinking, ‘Is it just me, or was that really good?'”

“It’s definitely more of a pure-drop trad sound than most of the other bands we’re involved in,” adds Cork-born uilleann piper, flautist and whistle player Ryan Murphy (Manran), “but I think that’s partly why it feels so natural. We’re going back to the music we started out playing – which is ultimately the reason why we’re all here as musicians.” imar’s formation also embodies a more personal reconnection with its members’ formative years, dating back long before their recent camaraderie around Glasgow’s justly celebrated session scene. All five of them – also including fiddler Tomas Callister and bouzouki ace Adam Rhodes (Barrule), both from the Isle of Man, plus Glasgow native Mohsen Amini (Talisk) on concertina – originally met as teenagers through Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, the Irish traditional music network that tutors budding players throughout the British Isles and beyond, and stages the annual schedule of Fleadh competitions.

Details

Date:
March 14
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm MDT
Event Category:
Website:
http://go.evvnt.com/2212810-0?pid=4957

Organizer

Celtic Events and Entertainment
Email
celticevents@rmi.net

Venue

Lakewood Cultural Center
470 South Allison Parkway
Lakewood, Colorado, 80226
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