Formed ’89 and named after a small Scottish island, Iona’s aim has always been to write spiritual, atmospheric and uplifting music that stirs 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, their 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, IONA create a blaze of colours and textures…all the sounds fusing into a single, yearning, heartfelt beautiful cry.’
Not only famous for a formidable live show combining incredible musicianship with humorous banter, they are also noted for timeless and innovative studio recordings, seven in all including 2011’s Another Realm.
After a period of relative inactivity there is a new urgency and vibe surrounding the band. Early ticket purchase is advised, the last time the band were at Fibbers they sold out two nights back to back …