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Ímar (Celtic traditional) @ Gesa Power House Theatre

  • 17 Mar 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Gesa Power House Theatre 111 N 6th Ave, Walla Walla, Washington 99362

Gesa Power House Theatre presents Celtic/Irish band Ímar on Sunday, March 17 (Saint Patrick’s Day) at 2:00 p.m.

The five members of Ímar have been awarded many top prizes in Celtic music, including nine All-Ireland and eight All-Britain titles. Their sound is mainly traditional Irish music with an occasional contemporary or original composition. The band were BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners in 2018 and were nominated for “Band of the Year” at the 2018 Scots Trad Music Awards.

★★★★★ “Genuinely jaw-dropping collective virtuosity supplied frills to burn”
~ The Scotsman

“Totally invigorating and uplifting”
~ Bright Young Folk

Adam Brown (bodhrán), Adam Rhodes (bouzouki), Mohsen Amini (concertina), Ryan Murphy (uilleann pipes) and Tomás Callister (fiddle) share a strong background in Irish music – although only Murphy actually hails from Ireland; Rhodes and Callister are from the Isle of Man, whilst Amini is a Glasgow native, and Brown originally from Suffolk – and it is these foundations which underpin many of Ímar’s distinctive qualities, in both instrumentation and material. Ímar’s unmistakable synergy, however, centers on the overlapping cultural heritage between Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man. All three places once shared the same Gaelic language, and a similar, clearly potent, kinship endures between their musical traditions.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater. No outside food or beverages allowed.

Reserved seating tickets ($28) will be available to Members and E-mail Subscribers on Saturday, November 24, and to the general public on Thursday, January 24, online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662.

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