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Welcome to the official home of the UK-based band IONA, and Open Sky Records. Here you will find the most definitive and authoritive guide to all things IONA with all the latest news on gigs and album releases. Make sure to stop by our online store for the latest albums and Iona gear!

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Fri, 20 February 2015
Posted by IONA on 20 February 2015 @ 10:52am
hi Everyone - we hope some of you will be able to make it to one of the Iona German tour dates in May. In the meantime - lots of other things happening! I'm doing a solo gig in Skegness, Lincolnshire, UK on 21st March - really hope some of you can make it along! Guest vocalist is the wonderful Hannah Holland and there will be a number of Iona tunes in the set! Please share the poster. Thanks! Dave Bainbridge

Tue, 3 February 2015
Posted by IONA on 3 February 2015 @ 9:27am
Dave here - there's a fantastic new 5 star Celestial Fire album review just posted at

Folk/Prog Rock Review: Dave Bainbridge-Celestial Fire | PROG ROCK MUSIC TALK
Labels: Celestial Fire, Dave Bainbridge, Folk, Folk Prog Rock Reviews, Indie Music, Indie Music Reviews, Music Reviews, Prog Rock Music Talk, Prog Rock Reviews, Progressive Rock

Sun, 25 January 2015
Posted by IONA on 25 January 2015 @ 10:41pm
Hi all,
Dave here. An in depth interview with me about my solo album Celestial Fire and more (in English!! with photos) has just been published at

...and another very positive album review (in French) at,
(with accompanying interview coming this week)

BACKGROUND MAGAZINE - Critical and honest magazine for progressive rock and closely related music.

Fri, 16 January 2015
Posted by IONA on 16 January 2015 @ 7:16pm
Tickets are now on sale for the GB3 gig at the Classic Rock Society in Maltby in May - see:
Collin Leijenaar, who played drums on my new album 'Celestial Fire' will be in the band!

GB3 – Guitar Virtuoso Group (no support) | Classic Rock Society
Featuring Paul Bielatowicz, Dave Bainbridge, Dave Brons and special guests Simon Fitzpatrick (bass) and Collin Leijenaar (drums)* GB3 – Three British guitarists combine for an eclectic mix that will appeal guitarists and music fans alike. Three outstanding guitarists in their own right coming togeth…

Fri, 16 January 2015
Posted by IONA on 16 January 2015 @ 4:04pm
Dave here - The GB3 Facebook page is now active - with current tour dates and some fabulous videos! See


GB3 is the touring band comprising British Virtuoso Guitarists: Dave Brons, Dave Bainbridge and Paul Bielatowicz.

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