Band History

May '93   /  Liverpool Concert Open air outreach concert in Liverpool for drug addicts. Four corners of the Earth in Salisbury Cathedral.
October '93   /  'Treasure' Promo Video Record 'Treasure' promotional video at Pencoed Castle in Wales.
November '93 - December '93   /  UK Tour 10 day UK tour. Dave writes and the band records music for BBC TV Natural World programme 'Snowdonia, Realm of the Raven'. (Shown May 1994 and again in August 1997). F Davidson (Celtic Harp) guests on the recording.

'Beyond These Shores' is released in UK, Europe and Australasia.

February '94   /  UK Tour & US Magazine UK tour, including the band's first ever gigs in Scotland.

Journalist Thom Grainger flies from the USA especially to spend time with the band to write an article for the US magazine, CCM ().

March '94   /  Holland TV Concert TV concert in Holland for E.O. TV (attended by about 1400 people).
Writing sessions in Ireland.

May '94   /  BBC Broadcasts First broadcast of 'Snowdonia - Realm of the Raven', the Natural World series on BBC2 which features specially commissioned music by .

The band perform two songs 'live' on the BBC1 TV programme 'Heart and Soul'. UK tour including successful gig at The Grand Theatre in Clapham with Eden Burning.

June '94   /  First US Appearance Appearance at Glastonbury Festival on the Avalon Stage. The band's first visit to the USA appearing at Cornerstone Festival.
July '94   /  Festival for 25K People The band appear at Creation festival in the USA in front of 25,000 people.
August '94 Writing sessions in Ireland with Joanne. Thanks to a distribution link with Permanent Records, 'Beyond These Shores' becomes the first album available nationwide in Our Price stores.
September '94   /  UK Tour / Nick Beggs Resigns UK tour (the band's most extensive to date). The band is supported by singer/songwriter Iain Archer from Ireland.

Nick Beggs resigns from the band. Nick's departure leaves a difficult hole to fill. Amazingly Tim Harries is free to do the whole of the UK tour. He learns the whole set with only two days rehearsal and jettisons all his music by the second gig!

Mike Haughton is unable to make the last few gigs on the UK tour or the German/Dutch tour due to landing a place in the Cliff Richard band. His place is admirably filled by Mike Parlett (who has previously played with Take That, Gabrielle and Yazz among others). The addition of Mike's expertise on percussion and wind synthesiser is an added bonus as is his ability to get the audience clapping in 9/8 time!

The band play a short one off acoustic set at the 'In the City' event in Manchester. Andy Coughlan - session bass player and member of the Mal Pope band - fills in.

History by Album:
Iona  ('90)
The Book Of Kells  ('92)
Beyond These Shores  ('93)
Journey Into The Morn  ('96)
Heaven's Bright Sun  ('97)
Woven Cord  ('99)
Open Sky  ('00)
The River Flows: Anthology Vol. 1  ('02)
Songs for Luca  ('03)
Iona  ('04)
Veil of Gossamer  ('04)
Live In London  ('06)
The Circling Hour  ('06)
Songs for Luca 2  ('07)
Live In London  ('08)
Life Journey  ('09)
Raphael's Journey  ('10)
Another Realm  ('11)