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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. 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)

Progressive Rock, Celtic, Rock
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Year Title Rating Views
2013 Edge Of The World - Live In Europe 653
2012 Another Realm 582
2009 Journey Into the Morn (Re-Issue) 513
2008 Live In London 573
2006 Circling Hour 689
2006 Live In London (DVD) 584
2003 Iona (DVD) 561
2003 Iona (Re-Issue) 514
2002 The River Flows: Anthology Volume 1 669
2002 Book Of Kells (Re-Issue) 492
2002 Beyond These Shores (Re-Issue) 411
2000 Open Sky 1230
1999 Woven Cord 927
1997 Live - Heaven's Bright Sun 863
1996 Journey Into the Morn 1019
1996 Treasures 558
1993 Beyond These Shores 881
1993 The Bubble Pool 397
1992 The Book of Kells 916
1990 Iona 986
1990 Iona (VHS) 485

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