Celtic Band IONA to Give Concert on March 5
The Celtic band IONA will present a lyceum on Wednesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College.
IONA’s music is an acoustic weave of the traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, the Brittany region of France and Asturias and Galicia in Spain, along with their transplants in America.
Presenting the music and dance of all the Celtic countries, audiences are encouraged to clog, participate in Breton line dances and join in singing.
During the concert, the band provides the history and cultural background of the music being performed.
Based in Washington, D.C., IONA was conceived in 1986 by members Barbara Ryan and Bernard Argent. Other members include Jim Queen, Chuck Lawhorn and Kathleen Larick.
The group has released 11 albums, including Silver, the band’s 25th anniversary celebration.