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Iona

Iona
Country
England
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Formed in 1989, Iona take their name from the small island off the west coast of Scotland. From the beginning, their aim has been to write spiritual, atmospheric, yet uplifting music that would stir the emotions, weaving complex patterns that echo the intricate knot work of the great Celtic artists. Their music is often inspired by the great figures of the Celtic Golden Age such as Columba, Aidan, Brendan and Patrick.
Website
http://www.iona.uk.com
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Releases on file (10)
Iona — The Circling Hour Iona — The Circling Hour
(OPENVP11CD, 2006, CD)
Iona — Live in London Iona — Live in London
(Open Sky DVD2, 2006, DVD)
Iona — Open Sky Iona — Open Sky
(FFD5285, 2000, CD)
Iona with the All Souls Orchestra — Woven Cord Iona with the All Souls Orchestra — Woven Cord
(Alliance Music 1901802, 1999, CD)
Iona — Heaven's Bright Sun - Live Iona — Heaven's Bright Sun - Live
(ALD 092, 1997, 2CD)
Iona — Journey into the Morn Iona — Journey into the Morn
(ALD 050, 1995, CD)
Iona — Beyond These Shores Iona — Beyond These Shores
(WHAD 1300, 1993, CD)
Iona — The Book of Kells Iona — The Book of Kells
(WHAD 1287, 1992, CD)
Iona — Iona Iona — Iona
(Open Sky DVD1, 1990/2003, DVD)
Iona — Iona Iona — Iona
(CDO 2700, 1990, CD)

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