Ímar at the BAE Ballroom, Thursday Sep 27, 7pm


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An all-star band of the new generation, Ímar boasts the prodigious talents of Mohsen Amini (Talisk) on concertina, Tomás Callister (MecLir) on fiddle, Ryan Murphy (Mànran) on pipes and flutes, Adam Rhodes (Barrule) on bouzouki, and guitar/bodhran guru Adam Brown (Rura). It’s no exaggeration to compare this line-up with the formation of Lúnasa, although the chances of Ímar still going strong in 20 years’ time are slim: these are all busy boys, I could have mentioned another half dozen bands where they ply their trade, so let’s make the most of this auspicious stellar conjunction.

“The superb quality of the musicianship here is beyond question. What makes Ímar exceptional is their ability to combine old and new music in an innovative but sympathetic way, the essence of the living traditions of Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man.”

–The Living Tradition

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