Monday, 27 April 2015

" And Now The Weather " - Agus Anois An Aimsir

The other day a small package arrived in our letter box. I could say that it was a surprise but that is not strictly true for a good friend gave me fair warning to expect a copy of his latest CD in the post.

Recently we put aside the mundane and gave ourselves time to listen to the music of
Colm Mac Con Iomaire's new album "And Now The Weather" which I can best describe as a medley of melodies whereby the tidal movements of the Celtic Sea carry the listener to experience audible depths of beauty that stir the emotions.
It is magical.

The CD comes in no ordinary packaging for it is well designed and tactile. One can feel and see the waves of the sea on the cover. The golden image of a boat was inspired by the one the found in the Broighter Hoard, Co. Derry and it is considered to be a votive offering to Manannán Mac Lír, the sea god.

The inside of the gate-fold cover complements both the front cover and Colm's music
with two small gold discs similar to a pair discovered in the roots of a tree at Tedavnet in Co. Monaghan and dated as Early Bronze age.

Under the CD lies a surprise for there is a large gold disc created by the covers' designer, artist Sheila Mac Nally.

 "Agus Anois An Aimsir - And Now The Weather" is truly a delight both musically and visually.


Card and front cover of
And Now The Weather
Agus Anois An Aimsir


Inside of cover


The man himself and his music

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8 comments:

  1. " And Now The Weather " - more magic from Colm and I love the fact that it is so beautiful to look at too.

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  2. Oh its so magical. I love all the new album. I ran a workshop yesterday and had it playing as people were arriving.
    Colm is a wizard with the fiddle. A pleasure to watch and to listen to.

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    1. Thank you for your comments Grace. Colm is most definitely one of Ireland's Finest.

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  3. Beautiful. I love Irish music and shall send a link to my son, who is a musician - see what he thinks.
    We are watching Wild Ireland on ITV, which is going round the coast of Ireland - we are really enjoying it. We have been once to the area around The Burren and the Ring of Kerry. This has made us want to come again.

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    1. Thank you for your comments Pat. Colm is a very talented composer/musician known throughout the world and it is a privilege to call him a friend.

      The areas you have mentioned are indeed very beautiful and attract a lot of visitors and inland of them are other places with there unique scenery too such as the Slieve Aughties, the Slieve Blooms and the Galtees, to name but a few.

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  4. I like the use of a look to accompany himself. Never seen that outside a studio before.

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    1. You will see many things like that on here Bill :)

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