John Sheahan and Colm Mac Con Iomaire
John Sheahan‘s contribution to Irish music is enormous. Many will know him as the last living member of the ground-breaking 1960s balladeers The Dubliners, others as a poet, others as a classically-trained composer of such epochal titles as The Marino Waltz. Today John Sheahan spreads unspoken wisdom and ephemeral fiddle magic to younger musicians who aspire to a musical journey such as his.
Colm Mac Con Iomaire was a founding member of the influential experimental trad outfit Kíla, before becoming the founding member of The Frames with busking pal Glen Hansard, and also a member of the Swell Season. 2008’s The Hare’s Corner (Cúinne an Ghiorria) and 2015’s And Now the Weather (Agus Anois an Aimsir) are two albums of instrumental compositions which far transcend his traditional music roots into something more singularly cinematic. 2019 sees the third album due for release in the summer. Colm is performing in Canada, UK and USA throughout 2019.
John and Colm have been performing for a number of years together. Last year they sold out the Abbey Theatre as part of the Music Town festival.