Had a lot of fun filming for this in Kilfenora a few weeks ago. Another Father Ted location ticked off the list too! 🙂
It’s the second day of the Ímar Germany tour and we’ve started hard! Great craic in Germany last night with the boys 🙂 Thanks Nadine for the gig video! http://www.imarband.com/gigs
Had an amazing night at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards last night! Not only great to receive the horizon award with the Ímar lads, but also extremely chuffed for the Isle of Man as Mera Royle Music did the island proud in winning the Young Folk Award. 🇮🇲🇮🇲🇮🇲 Now I just need to get rid of this hangover before …
Looking forward to play at The Doolin Folk Festival this June with the Ímar lads! What a line up! ☘️☘️☘️🇮🇪️🇮🇪️🇮🇪️🎶🎶🎶🍻🍻🍻
It’s the first gig wearing my new toys tonight! Such a big difference, everything’s so clear. Loving it! #iem #gearporn #kellyfamily #2guysfromtheiom #visionearsve6
A bit of craic on stage last night in Zurich! Jetzt aber 😂 Ihr ward der Wahnsinn! 💋 Posted by Kelly Family on Sunday, 11 March 2018
The biggest gig of the Kelly Family tour last night in Cologne. What an incredible venue! Thanks to Grabi for snapping this awesome photo! #bouzouki #mandolin #tradmusic #spotlights #2guysfromtheiom
🇩🇪️🇩🇪️🇩🇪️ Ímar in Deutschland!! 🇩🇪️🇩🇪️🇩🇪️ https://www.imarband.com/gigs
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 …
Well that was a pretty mad first week in Germany! Now grabbing a quick Ryanair flight back to Glasgow with Tomas Callister for some Ímar fun at Celtic Connections! #2018madness #ImWithImar #bouzouki #mandolin
It’s the first gig of the Kelly Family tour tonight in Riesa, Germany! Can’t wait to perform with this fine bunch of musicians, and Tomas, again… 😉
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 …
My first stop this year.. Serbia with Ímar!
🎶 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
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 …
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.
Pinky and Perky #bouzouki #mictechnique #neumanntlm103 #royerr121 #gloworm #tasty
A year ago! I didn’t play on this one, but the camera work is outstanding don’t you think? 😉 #tunesinoddplaces #mohsenisintheemergencylane #extremeconcertina People often ask how we find time to practice… #tourlife #themar #afterlight Posted by Ímar on Saturday, 12 November 2016
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 …
The next gig in the diary for Ímar, Glasgow’s Celtic Connections in January 2018!
Good craic once again with the lads in the USA! Back home to Glasgow tomorrow.
Had some craic this week. Celtic Colours International Festival never lets you down on that front! Now off to the USA for a few weeks with Tomas Callister Music and Paddy Callaghan Music!
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
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! 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! 🎆💥💥💥💥🎇 TEASER "Why Why Why" 🎸😎🎤 Ihr seid schon gespannt, wie die Live CD/DVD …
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 🎶🙌🎶
Great gig in Stirling last night! That was our 4th gig of the tour, another 8 to go! LIVE from Tolbooth Stirling! Posted by Ímar on Friday, 8 September 2017
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 …