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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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Sun, 27 July 2014
Posted by IONA on 27 July 2014 @ 2:45pm
Hi Everyone Dave here,

I'm currently in a cafe at Helsinki airport with Frank and had a couple of hours to spare, in which I've just put together a quick album teaser for my forthcoming solo album Celestial Fire! Fairly random extracts from all of the tracks on the album condensed down to just over 4 and 1/2 minutes! (the complete album will be something like 78 minutes!). I did this on headphones in a busy / noisy environment and the extracts are mainly from work in progress (ie not finished!) mixes - though some will sound more finished than others. I've uploaded it to Hightail as I've no idea what the password is for my Soundcloud account! If you follow the link below, you'll be able to download the mp3. Hope you like what you hear - let me know what you think!


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Sat, 26 July 2014
Posted by IONA on 26 July 2014 @ 12:20pm
After a day of travelling, we finally arrived at the lakeside site for the ISO Soito festival. It's going to be a boiling hot gig this evening and a sauna has been arranged for after!!!! Think I'll be jumping in the lake. 󾰀 (Jo )

Wed, 23 July 2014
Posted by IONA on 23 July 2014 @ 5:09pm
Hi everyone - Dave here. Lots of practice done today for the Iona gig in Finland on Saturday (btw we're on at 6pm, not 7pm as stated in some publicity). Also - wow - my daughter Evie looks great with her new shaved hair look! Her and Sarah her friend have raised over £2,500 so far for Iris Ministries Heidi Baker and MacMillan Cancer care and this morning Evie's hair was posted to the Little Princess Trust to be used to make a wig for a child who has lost their hair through cancer or alopecia. Proud dad! You can still donate at

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Mon, 21 July 2014
Posted by IONA on 21 July 2014 @ 1:42pm
Hi everyone, Dave here. Tomorrow is the day my courageous and inspirational 13 year old daughter Evie and her 15 year old friend Sarah have their hair shaved off for charity! They are raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support (Sarah) and Heidi Baker's Iris Global (Evie). Their hair will be donated to The Little Princess Trust who make wigs out of real hair for children who suffer from cancer and alopecia.

They're hoping to raise £2,000 and are well on their way,having raised approximately £1,700 so far! Evie made some yummy cakes yesterday to sell at her school today. Please support her in this amazing endeavour and help the girls to reach their goal. You can donate to Evie at

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Fri, 18 July 2014
Posted by IONA on 18 July 2014 @ 9:57am
Clouds of Heaviness...
As the sun went down last night, our hearts were heavy and sad over the tragic news of flight MH17 from Amsterdam. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our Dutch friends and all those who have been plunged into despair and grief by this event.

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