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COLM MAC CON IOMAIRE
Colm Mac Con Iomaire is from known Gaeltacht area of Cúileann na Páirce in
Blackrock, Co. Dublin. He plays violin, keyboard and sings vocals with the Irish
The Frames. Mac Con Iomaire has been involved with
The Frames since 1990.
Mac Con Iomaire has a practical opinion of the industry: "I think we measure
success on a day-to-day level," Mac Con Iomaire has said. "All you can do is
throw a bunch of seeds out there and see which ones catch on."
Previously, Colm was a founder member of
Irish folk group
since 1987 when the band was founded. His involvement with Kíla began during his
Coláiste Eoin, an
Irish Language secondary school (Meánscoil)
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
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 "Ciúnas" in the 2006
Ceol 06. Colm covered
Britney Spears "Everytime"
with band member
Glen Hansard. It was recorded for the "Today
FM" cd titled "Even Better Than the Real Thing Volume 2". 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.