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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Progressive Celtic Rock Band Iona to Perform at The Met

The Met welcomes Scottish Celtic rock band Iona on Friday 10 June at 8pm.

Formed in 1989, IONA take their name from the small island off the west coast of Scotland. From the beginning, their aim has been to write spiritual, atmospheric, yet uplifting music that would stir the emotions, weaving complex patterns that echo the intricate knot work of the great Celtic artists. Often inspired by the great figures of the Celtic Golden Age such as Columba, Aidan, Brendan and Patrick, IONA\’s music is as timeless as the message that reaches out to us across the centuries.

Uniquely combining rock / folk / progressive / ethnic and ambient elements with the crystalline voice of Joanne Hogg as their focus, the band have been compared to the sounds of Irish super group Clannad in the past. IONA create \’a blaze of colours and textures…all the sounds fusing into a single, yearning, heartfelt beautiful cry.\’

\’… an exhilarating contemporary folk act… rarely has the new age Celtic thing been given so many welcome twists, or played with such conviction.\’ Q

Iona have just released their eagerly anticipated new album, Another Realm to great acclaim.
Tickets for the show are £17.50 and the show starts at 8pm. Guarantee your place by calling the ticket office now on 0161 761 2216 or go on line www.themet.biz