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Folk, Celtic
Big Mann Records
January 27, 2017

Format: Compact Disc



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BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Winner 2018: Horizon Award.

Glasgow's hottest new folk property, five-piece Ímar have created more than a bit of a stir in little over a year since their formation.

Their debut video, unleashed to the world during Celtic Connections 2016, has been viewed in excess of 200,000 times - whilst their touring credits already including the opening set at that year's Cambridge Folk Festival and headlining a stage at Belgium's Dranouter Festival just a week later.

The Irish and Manx flavoured quintet's debut album 'Afterlight', is released on January 27, 2017 at their official Celtic Connections debut in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

With a line-up featuring members of Mànran, RURA, Talisk and Barrule, and a heavyweight collective haul of top prizes ? including the 2016 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's formation embodies a personal reconnection with its members' formative years, dating back long before their recent camaraderie around Glasgow's justly celebrated session scene.

Adam Brown (bodhrán), Adam Rhodes (bouzouki), Mohsen Amini (concertina), Ryan Murphy (uilleann pipes) and Tomás Callister (fiddle) share a strong background in Irish music ? although only Murphy actually hails from Ireland; Rhodes and Callister are from the Isle of Man, whilst Amini is a Glasgow native, and Brown originally from Suffolk ? 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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Catalogue number BMANN002
Barcode 0611677806187
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Original release date 2017-01-27
Weight 66g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 8mm x 125mm