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    Posted: December 12 2009 at 17:59
Tell me I'm not the only one who adores Iona? (They're on the archives)

A Celtic band who create the most gorgeous soundscapes and Joanne Hogg's vocals are impeccably good. They had a few duff poppier tracks but other than that, I think their work is almost flawless. Their lyrics won't be for everyone, generally Christian/Spiritual (although I think they work perfectly).

Favourite album is Beyond These Shores or Journey Into the Morn (one of the two even featured Robert Fripp on guitars).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmyseZtYMQM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWREVL1HjO8

Their very best song in my opinion, above, is Encircling. I also love Machrie Moor, Journey Into the Morn, Hinba, Castlerigg, Heaven's Bright Sun, Bi-Se I Mo Shuil Part 2, Wind Off the Lake and more.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2009 at 07:46
Iona are my favourite current prog-folk band, far better than Karnataka and Mostly autumn.
 
For progsters, the albums to recommend are : 'Beyond these shores' and 'The book of Kells'. The guitarist, Dave Bainbridge released an amazing solo album as well, with the other members of Iona as the backing band : 'Veil of Gossamer'.
 
And their singer, Joanne Hogg, released also a solo album that is worth purchasing : 'celtic hymns'.
 
I hope to hear more from them in the future.
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2009 at 10:09
And Dave bainbridge`s solo album, Veil of Gossamer, Is a great listen, Joanna Hogg, amazing
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2009 at 10:54
Iona are a wonderful band. The Book of Kells is a masterpiece while their song 'Flight of the Wild Goose' from their debut is one of my all time favourites. Theirs even some Allan Holdsworth style soloing on that song!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2009 at 12:24
IMO...whatever that means...Joanna beats Enya in all-around Celtic Female Vocalist. Her range is amazing, she can go from whisper to glass busting volume, and she fits Ionas music perfectly. " When I Survey"...classic!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 14 2009 at 15:14
I've heard bits of Veil of Gossamer but need to hear more.

Bainbridge is a brilliant guitarist. If he was 20 years younger and had a trendy haircut, I reckon kids would worship the guy's skills.Wink
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