Colm Mac Con Iomaire
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Colm Mac Con Iomaire is from Blackrock, Co. Dublin. He plays violin and sings vocals with the Irish Rock group The Frames. Mac Con Iomaire has been involved with The Frames since 1990 and has been a member of the Swell Season since 2006 (albums "Once" and "Strict Joy").
Previously, Colm was a founder member of Irish folk group Kíla since 1987. His involvement with Kíla began during his schooldays at Coláiste Eoin, an Irish Language secondary school (Meánscoil) in Co. Dublin, Ireland. It was his interest in the Irish Language that led to The Frames' involvement in with the release of two Irish language albums released for Irish charity Concern during Seachtain na Gaeilge. This included an Irish language version of the Burn the Maps track "Locusts" entitled "Lócáistí" on the SnG05 album in 2005 and more recently a song called "Pian agus Ciúnas" in the 2006 album Ceol 06. His first solo album, "The Hare's Corner" (Cúinne an Ghiorria), was released in 2008. It was nominated for a 2009 Meteor Award for Best Traditional/Folk Album. Beginning in 2007, Mac Con Iomaire toured with The Swell Season as a violin player. He had a cameo role in the 1991 film 'The Commitments', and played violin on David Gray's 1998 album 'White Ladder' (on the track "Silver Lining").
Appeared in an episode of Geantrai aired on TG4, along with his brother Darach (playing violin) and Frank Tate (playing bouzouki). It was filmed in The Oarsman pub in Ringsend. Several clips can be found on YouTube of the entire series, which was filmed all over Ireland in many famous centres of traditional Irish music like Clare, Limerick and Cork.
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