Amazing to hear that Ímar have been nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award! Not only that, but a proud day for #ManxMusic as the fab Manx harper Mera Royle is also up for the Young Folk Award, and quite right too :) 🇮🇲🏆🇮🇲🏆🇮🇲🏆

BBC RADIO 2 Folk Awards 🏆🏆🏆 BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS!!! 🏆🏆🏆 Delighted to say that we've been nominated for the "Horizon Award" in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards!!! We are totally over the moon and hope to see you all in Belfast on the 4th of April!! Also Mohsen Amini has been nominated for Musician of the Year …

What a great weekend! Had an absolute blast playing with Ímar and Slobodan Trkulja & Balkanopolis in Novi Sad, Serbia 🇷🇸. What an amazing country and lovely people! I hope we can return very soon :)

What a great weekend! Had an absolute blast playing with Ímar and Slobodan Trkulja & Balkanopolis in Novi Sad, Serbia 🇷🇸. What an amazing country and lovely people! I hope we can return very soon 🙂 Now after a lot of flying and not much sleep, time for some music making in Ireland with Angelo Kelly Calum Stewart Tomas Callister …

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🎶 STRINGS!! 🎶

🎶 STRINGS!! 🎶 Got a lot of touring coming up with Ímar, The Kelly Family & Angelo Kelly over the next wee while, so I put a in bulk order of D’Addario and Co. strings with Strings Direct Hopefully they’ll last a while! Trying out these new fancy NYXL strings too hoping for fewer breakages #bouzouki #tradmusic #touring #strings

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Happy New Year! 🎶🎉🍻 HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🍻🎉🎶 We've had an amazing 2017 and are looking forward to even more exciting stuff in 2018! Thanks for all your support and hopefully we'll see you at a gig next year. Bliadhna mhath ùr! / Blein vie noa! / Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh! xxx #3mar #WhoNeedsYoutubeAnyway #NewYear #NewMusic #2018 …

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Unfortunately when working with a big faceless organisation like @YouTube, when something goes wrong there’s no-one there to help. If you saw any of Ímar’s videos, or would like to see more, give YouTube a nudge and ask that they at least give them a chance to fix whatever went wrong.

Unfortunately when working with a big faceless organisation like @YouTube, when something goes wrong there’s no-one there to help. If you saw any of Ímar’s videos, or would like to see more, give YouTube a nudge and ask that they at least give them a chance to fix whatever went wrong.

If you’ve got a couple of minutes to spare, it’d be really great if you could head on over to the link below and give Ímar a vote for ‘Best Live Act’ and ‘Best Album’ in the 2017 Scots Trad Awards. We’re up against some absolute corkers so spread the word and give us a hand, thanks!

If you’ve got a couple of minutes to spare, it’d be really great if you could head on over to the link below and give Ímar a vote for ‘Best Live Act’ and ‘Best Album’ in the 2017 Scots Trad Awards. We’re up against some absolute corkers so spread the word and give us a hand, thanks! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TradAwards2017 If you’ve …

Heading off to Celtic Colours International Festival tomorrow with Ímar, can’t wait! I’ve been lucky enough to have played there the last two years with Mec Lir. Both times we shared the stage with some of the best musicians on the scene and played to some fine audiences, but we also had a LOT of fun back stage too… #facewobble2015

Heading off to Celtic Colours International Festival tomorrow with Ímar, can’t wait! I’ve been lucky enough to have played there the last two years with Mec Lir. Both times we shared the stage with some of the best musicians on the scene and played to some fine audiences, but we also had a LOT of fun back stage too… #facewobble2015

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Ímar have been longlisted for ‘Album of the Year’ in the Scots Trad Awards and it’d be great if you could follow the link below and give ‘Afterlight’ a tick in the ‘I love it’ box!

Ímar have been longlisted for ‘Album of the Year’ in the Scots Trad Awards and it’d be great if you could follow the link below and give ‘Afterlight’ a tick in the ‘I love it’ box! It’d also be great if you could put our name down for the ‘Scottish Folk Band of the Year’ too. Anyone can vote, you …

Had a great year playing with Ímar! One more festival to go this year, can’t wait to get back to Celtic Colours International Festival next week!

Had a great year playing with Ímar! One more festival to go this year, can’t wait to get back to Celtic Colours International Festival next week! Sing-along with Ímar 🕺🎶🎉 Thanks! 🎆🎶💃 That's the UK done for 2017! We're off to 🇨🇦️ Canada 🇨🇦️ for Celtic Colours International Festival next week, and then have lots of exciting things lined up …

Had an absolute blast playing with the Kelly Family in May! Here’s a teaser for the live DVD that’s being released on the 20th October, the day before my birthday :) It’s not a track I played on, so I was hiding backstage enjoying the pyrotechnics! 🎆💥💥💥💥🎇

Had an absolute blast playing with the Kelly Family in May! Here’s a teaser for the live DVD that’s being released on the 20th October, the day before my birthday 🙂 It’s not a track I played on, so I was hiding backstage enjoying the pyrotechnics! 🎆💥💥💥💥🎇 TEASER "Why Why Why" 🎸😎🎤 Ihr seid schon gespannt, wie die Live CD/DVD …

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Really honoured to have been asked by Calum Stewart – Music to play on his new album ‘Tales from the North’ with such a fine bunch of musicians. It’s available as a limited edition pre-release soon, so do yourself a favour and get it!

Really honoured to have been asked by Calum Stewart – Music to play on his new album ‘Tales from the North’ with such a fine bunch of musicians. It’s available as a limited edition pre-release soon, so do yourself a favour and get it!

Really looking forward to playing tomorrow night at the Hands Up for Trad online festival, #TradLive, with the legendary Paddy Callaghan Trio featuring myself and the amazing Ryan Murphy Music! Tune in here to watch us from 7pm BST, or catch the whole thing from 2pm 🎶🙌🎶

Really looking forward to playing tomorrow night at the Hands Up for Trad online festival, #TradLive, with the legendary Paddy Callaghan Trio featuring myself and the amazing Ryan Murphy Music! Tune in here to watch us from 7pm BST, or catch the whole thing from 2pm 🎶🙌🎶

Had a great weekend at Denmark’s Tønder Festival (Official) with the Ímar lads. Next up, UK tour starting in Edinburgh on Monday!

Had a great weekend at Denmark’s Tønder Festival (Official) with the Ímar lads. Next up, UK tour starting in Edinburgh on Monday! The Third Attempt Live at Tønder Festival 2017 ***** UK TOUR ***** “Genuinely jaw-dropping collective virtuosity” ***** – The Scotsman Sept 4th – Soundhouse at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Sept 6th – The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Sept 7th …

Off to Denmark in the morning with Ímar! Here’s a very professional video we filmed earlier today for Tønder Festival (Official) #prolevels #afterthree

Off to Denmark in the morning with Ímar! Here’s a very professional video we filmed earlier today for Tønder Festival (Official) #prolevels #afterthree Imar Do Tønder We were a bit late with the video Tønder Festival (Official) but we're coming tomorrow and we can't wait!!!! #Denmark #CanYouSpotRyan #SlickPerformance Posted by Ímar on Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Looking forward to more of this sort of thing with Ímar next weekend at Sidmouth FolkWeek & Wickham Music Festival!

Looking forward to more of this sort of thing with Ímar next weekend at Sidmouth FolkWeek & Wickham Music Festival! Ímar at HebCelt 2017 **** FESTIVALS THIS WEEKEND! **** Here's a taster of what we'll be bringing to Sidmouth FolkWeek and Wickham Music Festival this weekend… the end of our set at Hebridean Celtic Festival! Sidmouth Bulverton Marquee: Saturday @ …

I’ll be driving around the UK in a van again with this lot this September. We’re playing all around the UK and Channel Islands. Take a look at the dates and spread the word, it’d be great to see some familiar faces!

I’ll be driving around the UK in a van again with this lot this September. We’re playing all around the UK and Channel Islands. Take a look at the dates and spread the word, it’d be great to see some familiar faces! September 2017 UK Tour Trailer ***** Upcoming UK Tour Announcement ***** We're going back on tour in September! …

Another 2018 Germany date announced earlier today, Waldbühne Berlin. What an awesome venue! Can’t wait to join the Kelly Family again and my partner in trad crime Tomas Callister Music for this one!

Another 2018 Germany date announced earlier today, Waldbühne Berlin. What an awesome venue! Can’t wait to join the Kelly Family again and my partner in trad crime Tomas Callister Music for this one! Kelly Family – 28.07.2018 Waldbühne Berlin KELLY FAMILY – WALDBÜHNE BERLIN 🎸🎤🥁🎻 Die Tickets für unsere Tour verkaufen sich dank euch rasend schnell. Das Konzert in Berlin …