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. Often inspired by the great figures of the Celtic Golden Age such as Columba, Aidan, Brendan and Patrick, IONA's music is as timeless as the message that reaches out to us across the centuries.
Uniquely combining rock / folk / progressive / ethnic and ambient elements with the crystalline voice of Joanne Hogg as their focus, IONA create 'a blaze of colours and textures...all the sounds fusing into a single, yearning, heartfelt beautiful cry.'
IONA have built up a formidable reputation as a great live band with their incredible musicianship and disarmingly humorous banter and are noted for their timeless and innovative studio recordings. They have released 6 acclaimed studio albums, three live albums (two doubles, one with The All Souls Orchestra), a beautifully illustrated 4 cd box set and two DVDs. Their seventh (2cd) studio album Another Realm was released in June 2011.
(From Iona's Website)
|2013||Edge Of The World - Live In Europe||354|
|2009||Journey Into the Morn (Re-Issue)||282|
|2008||Live In London||329|
|2006||Live In London (DVD)||324|
|2002||The River Flows: Anthology Volume 1||426|
|2002||Book Of Kells (Re-Issue)||279|
|2002||Beyond These Shores (Re-Issue)||253|
|1997||Live - Heaven's Bright Sun||651|
|1996||Journey Into the Morn||719|
|1993||Beyond These Shores||671|
|1993||The Bubble Pool||185|
|1992||The Book of Kells||684|