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Great compilation of bands and artists working in the 'progressive rock' genre, put together by Neal Morse bassist Randy George. Includes tracks by Neal Morse, Glass Hammer, Bill Hubauer (of the Neal Morse Band) and Dave Bainbridge.

CPR Vol 2 includes:
Dave Bainbridge - Over the Waters
Orphan Project - Orphan Found
Simon Apple - Significance
Neal Morse - Reunion
David Wallimann - Waiting for the Sun to Rise
Soulful Terrain - Secrets in the Valley
Glass Hammer - Heroes and Dragons
Young Earth - One True God
Eric Parker - Under the Sun
Scott Rice - Quantum Fizzix
Revelation Project - Liars
Bill Hubauer - I can see Clearly
Great compilation of current bands and artists working in the 'progressive rock' genre, put together by Neal Morse bassist Randy George. Includes tracks by Iona, Syzygy, Visual Cliff and Eric Parker.

CPR Vol 4 includes:
Visual Cliff - Exposed
Eric parker - Thy Life
Gene Crout - Pax Americana
Iona - Let Your Glory Fall (CPR Mix)
Farpoint - Calling Out
Pursuit - Judah
Kinetic Element - See the Children
KDB3 - Crisis of Faith
Supernal Endgame - Still Believe
Syzygy - Dialectic

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Mon, 22 June 2015
Posted by IONA on 22 June 2015 @ 9:46am
Dave here! Here's the first original song my daughter Evie has posted to her YouTube page! It's all her own work. I think it's great! Have a listen and if you like it give her a Youtube like!

Shine Like the Stars - original song

Copyright Evie Meriel. I hope you enjoyed my song :)

Wed, 3 June 2015
Posted by IONA on 3 June 2015 @ 10:12am
Dave here! I'm back on the road in July for a duo tour with special guest vocalist Sally Minnear, before embarking on the first ever Celestial Fire Band gigs at the end of September. Both tours will feature some Iona material plus much more. We hope you can make it along to some of the gigs! Here is a link to a song Sally sang in Lord of the Dance (shaky camera phone video but gives you an idea of Sally's beautiful voice) - this is a traditional song called 'Suil a Ruin' that will be included in the July Dave/Sally set list: http://youtu.be/RXfHEWlCxso

I'm really excited about the Celestial Fire band line up, which includes virtuoso bassist Simon Fitzpatrick (Carl Palmer / Jennifer Batten bands), Iona bandmate Frank van Essen (drums, percussion, violin) and GB3 bandmate and stellar guitarist Dave Brons.

July 9th Northampton (private concert)

July 10th Northampton The Dorai Room, The Jesus Centre, Abington Square, (Wellingborough Rd - opposite Radio Northampton) NN1 4AE. Contact Philip Hadland <punxitani@gmail.com> Tel 07853 027 950 (proceeds to support missionaries in Ecuador and Columbia)

July 11th Hurstpierpoint, Pickhams, Cuckfield Road, East Sussex, BN6 9LL 7pm with special guest Terl Bryant and support from Julie Hall & friends. Further details contact Debbie at the Iona office: opensky1@btinternet.com (this is an amazing South Downs garden venue and will be a great family occasion, with food, drinks and a hog roast also available)

July 12th Rayleigh, The Megacentre, 7 Brook Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7UT. 7pm (doors 6.30pm) Tel 01268 779100

July 17th Lancaster (private concert)

July 18th Leeds tickets now available from www.ChapelAHouseConcerts.co.uk tel 07946 754599 chapelahouseconcerts@gmail.com
(*At 4pm Dave will be hosting a Songwriters Circle - a chance to hear about his approach to writing and also play a song of your own in an informal setting. If you'd like to come to this please contact ChapelA concerts - spaces strictly limited)

July 19th Nottingham - The Malt Cross, 16 Saint James's Street, Nottingham NG1 6FG, Tel 0115 941 1048 E: music@maltcross.com, www.maltcross.com/
(under 18's need to be accompanied by an adult) doors 7.30pm for and 8.10pm start

September 12th Llanelidan Medieval Fayre, North Wales, 7pm Tel Rebecca Ratcliffe 01824 750193 for more info

(Featuring Sally Minnear, Dave Brons, Simon Fitzpatrick and Frank van Essen)
September 30th Bilston, The Robin, Bilston, West Midlands - info / tickets http://www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4144

October 1st York, Fibbers (their new venue!!), York - info / tickets http://www.fibbers.co.uk/…/celestial-fire-feat-dave-bainbr…/

October 2nd Chepstow, Summers End Festival (headlining) The Drill Hall, Lower Church Street, Chepstow
(NB You can buy day tickets if you don't want to attend the whole festival)

Available direct from us on the Iona webstore at www.iona.uk.com/albums/detail/id/33/celestial-fire

"a stunning album that you should not hesitate to add to your collection."
5/5 Stars

"Have you ever longed for an album with high powered prog instrumentals blended with folk rock like tunes, sometimes with wonderful Celtic themes and angelic voices/vocals?!! Well, I am here to tell you that the wait is over!!!! Celestial Fire is just that...and then some!!
I promise you will enjoy every jaw dropping minute of it!! As a whole this is a near perfect album release!!"

"One inspired melody after another...The ensemble plays with an unshakable conviction...'Celestial Fire' is a triumph."


Suil a Ruin

Siúil a Rúin means "walk my love". I wish I was on yonder hill tis there Id sit and cry my fill, And every tear would turn a mill, Iss guh day thoo avorneen ...

Tue, 26 May 2015
Posted by IONA on 26 May 2015 @ 9:25am
Tickets now on sale for the Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear gig in Leeds in July at www.ChapelAHouseConcerts.co.uk - one of the seven dates we're doing on the tour. Set will include quite a few Iona tunes. Anyone coming along? Info on the other July dates coming soon! (Dave)

ChapelA Home Page
Chapel A House Concerts in Leeds England organised by Alan Gibson, cutting edge artists play unplugged in his 'shack'. Admission by donation. Acoustic music, food and community buzz

Sat, 23 May 2015
Posted by IONA on 23 May 2015 @ 1:15pm
Five gigs in six days...... A bit of a whirlwind tour! Lovely enthusiastic audiences and great fun connecting with eachother and some long time friends of the band in Germany. Not sure when our next gigs will be but we'll keep you posted. 󾌰

Sun, 17 May 2015
Posted by IONA on 17 May 2015 @ 4:24pm
Tonight's gig is in a 400 year old building where the grape harvest was brought for pressing! Here are a few pre gig pics.

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