Album by fiddle player Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Colm Mac Iomaire

Colm Mac Iomaire

The Irish fiddle player Colm Mac Con Iomaire is probably best known for his work with the Frames.

He’s also toured extensively with Swell Season.

But, like many talented musicians in a band set-up, he’s always had that yearning to produce a solo album that reflects his personal views and vision.




Hare’s Corner – instrumental album

The result is a wonderful instrumental album called The Hare’s Corner. It features 10 tracks with Colm playing most of the instruments himself, not just the fiddle but also harmonium, banjo, bouzouki, guitars and cello.

That seems quite a range but Colm felt it would be “handier that way”

In fact, ease and comfort was part of the plan. Colm had wanted to produce the album for several years but could never find the time. Then he realised he had a month away from his gruelling touring schedule so he decided to go for it.

It was a satisfying experience and as Colm says, “it felt great to be finally giving these little ideas of mine some attention”.

Music is rich, subtle and always engaging

The Hares Corner album

The Hare’s Corner

Although he plays most of the instruments himself, he also enlisted the help of some old mates including Karl Odlum on bass. Odlum also produced the album.

The album was recorded in a mobile home behind Colm’s home in Wexford. It meant he could be with his family – a major consideration when you spend so much time on the road.

It’s a little unconventional but it seems to have worked because the sense of peace, ease and relaxation comes across on every track on the album. The music is rich, subtle and always engaging. You can just set this playing, lay back and drift away.

Colm was born into musical family in Dublin. He was surrounded by Irish music and sean nos singers throughout his childhood. He continues to play with both the Frames and Swell Season.

 

Incidentally, the Hare’s Corner was a small corner of a field left uncut by farmers at harvest time so hares would have a place to hide and shelter.

The album, Hare’s Corner by Colm Mac Con Iomaire, is released on 16th May on the Plateau Records label.

Written by Patrick Kehoe

Patrick Kehoe

Pat Kehoe is a writer for Irish Music Daily.
His favourite Irish music bands are the Dubliners and Planxty
You can follow him on

Did you know?


Singing Cork barman has fans across the world - a video of the Irish music loving barman singing while he poured a pint went viral as people became enchanted by his easy going style and great voice. Check out his video.

Have you heard about…

Irish people warned about the ‘Celtic curse’ - a potentially deadly blood condition, that harms the liver, heart and pancreas, has been labelled the ‘Celtic Curse’ because more people in Ireland are prone to it than people from other countries. Find out more.

What about this…

‘Irish giant’ Tom Crean was one of the bravest and toughest explorers of the early part of the 20th century. Thanks to his positivity and faith, he managed to not only survive horrific conditions but also save the lives of his colleagues. Find out more.

Personalised framed prints

Illuminated Letters

Stunning Illuminated Letters based on the ancient Book of Kells

Patrick Kehoe

Pat Kehoe is a writer for Irish Music Daily. His favourite Irish music bands are the Dubliners and Planxty You can follow him on

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copy Protected by Chetan's WP-Copyprotect.