BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners in 2018, Irish/Manx quintet Ímar release their hotly anticiapted second album, Avalanche, in October 2018 - kicking off the UK leg of the tour with a night in their hometown of Glasgow!
With a line-up featuring members of Mànran, RURA, Talisk and Barrule, and a heavyweight collective haul of top prizes – including a BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, nine All-Ireland and eight All-Britain titles – the group have taken the folk and trad world by storm in their relatively short tenure, thrilling audiences throughout Europe and across many leading festivals. The quintet have brought their much-loved, award-winning music to Denmark's Tønder Festival, Cape Breton’s Celtic Colours, HebCelt, Underneath the Stars, Wickham Festival and many more, including Glasgow's own Celtic Connections, where they debuted in 2016.
Adam Brown (bodhrán), Adam Rhodes (bouzouki), Mohsen Amini(concertina), Ryan Murphy (uilleann pipes) and Tomás Callister(fiddle) share a strong background in Irish music, and it is these foundations which underpin many of Ímar’s distinctive qualities, in both instrumentation and material. Ímar’s unmistakable synergy, however, centres on the overlapping cultural heritage between Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man. All three places once shared the same Gaelic language, and a similar, clearly potent, kinship endures between their musical traditions.
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