Thursday, 10 July 2008

Colm Mac Con Iomaire

…de Hot Press:

Frames violinist Colm Mac Con Iomaire gives his The Hare’s Corner solo album the official launch treatment this September when he plays – where else? – Whelan’s.

Colm will launch his new solo record on September 7 in Whelan's, Dublin.

While not out and out trad, the collection has a pronounced Irish flavour.

“The phrase ‘The Hare’s Corner’ comes from the ancient Irish custom of at harvest time leaving a corner of a field uncut for the hare to escape to,” he explains. “I first heard my father Liam, mention the phrase in a conversation we had about the famous writer and Irish language activist Máirtín Ó Cadhain. Ó Cadhain identified the Gaeltachtaí as being like the Hare's Corner of Ireland.

Thankfully the linguistic uniqueness of the Gaeltacht endures, but our language is still in jeopardy.”

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