Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Colm Mac Con Iomaire is an Irish musician and composer. His father’s people came from the Connemara Gaeltacht and Colm’s family were Irish speakers living in Dublin. On his mother’s side there was classical instrumental music on the violin and piano and Colm learned to play as a very young child. His first musical collaboration happened while he was still in school, a contemporary trad band Kíla. Playing in Kíla was accompanied by a long spell busking with band members in Dublin streets. A friendship with another busker Glen Hansard was followed by a leap into the professional mainstream and a new role, playing fiddle with the wildly popular Frames whose live gigs were and are the stuff of fan lore legend. From there, he was invited to write scores for films and has released his own solo albums. His new record is titled The River Holds Its Breath / Tost Ar An Abhainn