Ímar (SCO/IRL/IOM)

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Ímar (SCO/IRL/IOM)

Torsdag 22. august: Telt 1: 23:30
Music Programme 2019

Fredag 23. august: Pumpehuset: 17:30
Music Programme 2019

The members of Ímar met through the Glasgow session scene. Uilleann piper and fluteplayer Ryan Murphy is the band’s only Irishman, but Irish music is prevalent in the quintet’s repertoire. Ímar play lesser-known polkas and slides, and though their instrumentation can seem very traditional, the unexpected twists in their arrangements, surprise shifts in tempo and a playful approach to the traditional material supply a fresh originality. Besides Ryan Murphy, Ímar is Andy Brown (bodhran), Tomás Callister (violin), Adam Rhodes (bouzouki and guitar) and Mohsen Amini (concertina). The musicians in Ímar have won many prizes, both individually and with other bands like Mànran, Talisk, RURA and Mabon. Ímar’s play is tight, and highly regarded on the international traditional folk scene. Their only Danish festival concert in 2019.