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Mon, 14 April 2014
Posted by IONA on 14 April 2014 @ 11:01am
"And a sky that turns in a moment
From blue to grey
All these things I see on an Irish day."
I took this photo on Friday while walking on Downhill beach on the north coast, just a couple of miles from the place where St Columba had his first parish. Maybe the saint rode these shores on a trusty steed. More likely he walked and most likely , he prayed, seeking to know God's heart for the people of Ireland.
I'm so thankful that, in the busyness of life, I get to come here now and again.

Mon, 14 April 2014
Posted by IONA on 14 April 2014 @ 9:30am
Hi all - Dave here - an interview I did with a Canadian radio station has just been published online - you can see it at
and there's a great review of Iona's new Edge of the World live album (the review is in French - but google translate does a reasonable job) at

Interview Dave Bainbridge (IONA) - profils jimdo page!
IONA is a progressive group of Celtic rock from the United Kingdom. It was in 1989 that he began to make music. The group is composed of five extremely talented musicians: the voice sweet and passionate Joanne HOGG, Dave BAINBRIDGE and his masterful guitar playing and great competence in production,...

Thu, 10 April 2014
Posted by IONA on 10 April 2014 @ 7:17am
Hi All,
thanks for coming out to the last few gigs, it was a real blast!! The band were really cookin. Encircling at Minehead was huge!! and left a stunned crowd!. At Bury Gareth Fox-Williams our trusted sound Tech, had to fix Frank Van Essen broken "high hat clutch" which was very close to the wire timewise, saving the day. Overall it was an amazing 3 shows. Hope to see you all at Big Church day out, it's gonna be great! Phil x

Thu, 3 April 2014
Posted by IONA on 3 April 2014 @ 8:34am
Tonight we're playing at The Met in Bury, UK. Tickets still available on the door!

Sat, 29 March 2014
Posted by IONA on 29 March 2014 @ 9:06am
IONA UK gigs coming up!!

Thursday 3rd April
The Met,
Market Street,
Bury, Greater Manchester,
BL9 0BW,
Tickets 0161 761 2216 | Restaurant 0161 763 9399

Saturday 5th April
Brewery Arts Centre,
122A Highgate,
LA9 4HE,
01539 722833
Info & Box office 01539 725133

Sunday 6th April,
Spring Harvest Celebration,
After Hours Programme,
Warren Road,
TA24 5SH,
01825 769111

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