Period: 1991-1993

History: 1991-1993

January '91 - February '91   /  Writing Sessions Further writing sessions. It becomes clear that we have material developing for two separate projects: songs which will eventually be used on 'Beyond These Shores'; and music for a concept work based on the 8th century illuminated manuscript, the 'Book of Kells'.
May '91   /  More Gigs More gigs now coming in. The fact that Frank is based in Holland is not working out logistically. Meanwhile Terl, who was for a time based in the USA, is now home and agrees to play some live dates with us including Europe-Fest Bonn, Germany in front of 6,000 people. Also on the bill are German band 'Passport'.

David, Dave, Jo, Terl, Nick (when commitments allow).

June '91   /  TV Interview Dave Bainbridge is interviewed on Tyne Tees TV programme 'Believing People' along with footage of the band playing 'The Island'. The band appears at Rolle Festival in Switzerland.
July '91   /  Concerts & Writing Sessions UK concerts/writing sessions.

'Here I Stand' used on BBC1's 'Titchmarsh's Travels'.

August '91   /  Greenbelt Festival Play Greenbelt festival supporting Steeleye Span (who include Tim Harries on bass). Mike Haughton (saxes/flutes) stands in for David Fitzgerald (who is touring in the Baltic States with Adrian Snell).
October '91   /  Jazz Festival Leverkusen Jazz Festival in Germany.

Tim Harries and Frank Van Essen stand in for Nick and Terl. Highlights of the gig later shown on German National T.V.

January '92   /  Book of Kells Recorded Record 'Book of Kells' with the now regular line-up of David, Dave, Jo, Terl and Nick with guests including; Frank (drums/percussion/violin), Troy (low whistles/uilleann pipes) and F Davidson (Celtic Harp).
June '92   /  Drummer Substitute Martin Neil (drums/percussion) replaces Terl on UK dates as Terl is in the USA completing his last tour with the Pete Murphy band to whom he is still, up until now, contracted.
August '92   /  Greenbelt Festival Greenbelt festival (again!). On before Runrig. This turns out to be David Fitzgerald's last UK gig with the band.
September '92   /  Estonia Tour Memorable and humbling 9 day tour in Estonia including a concert at the former Communist Party HQ which is now the home of the Estonian Christian Church. Due to lack of finances it is not possible to take the whole band. David, Dave, Jo + Martin Neil (drums/percussion).

David Fitzgerald decides to leave the band and commences a three year full-time music degree course.

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)
Veil of Gossamer  ('04)
Iona  ('04)
The Circling Hour  ('06)
Live In London  ('06)
Songs for Luca 2  ('07)
Live In London  ('08)
Life Journey  ('09)
Raphael's Journey  ('10)
Another Realm  ('11)