Joanne Hogg is a Northern Irish singer and songwriter, best known for her work as the lead singer and songwriter with the Celtic Christian progressive rock and pop band Iona. Hogg was born in Northern Ireland, her father is her mother a nurse. With medicine strong in the family, it was natural for Hogg to become a doctor. Thus, she studied medicine at Queen's University Belfast. In her third year, Hogg was singing at the Christian Artists talent event and was convinced to sing in a school ministry at Youth for Christ in Denmark. After a year, Hogg returned to the University to complete her two remaining years of schooling. After graduating, Hogg interned as a junior doctor at Belfast City Hospital to complete her registration. Six months into working at the hospital, she was taken ill and stopped working for seven months to recover. After recovering, she completed her registration as a doctor, but was advised on medical grounds not to continue in full-time medical work. During her convalescence, she had been contacted by Dave Bainbridge and Dave Fitzgerald, who had considered forming a band.
In 1989, Hogg ceased practising medicine, Iona was born. Since Hogg has sung all over Europe and America. Iona's recordings have become successful worldwide, making them Europe's best-selling contemporary Christian band. Hogg recorded her first solo album in 1999, entitled Looking into Light; the tracks that feature on this album are a selection of re-arranged traditional hymns, with Iona providing the instrumental melodies. In 2001, Hogg collaborated with vocalists Máire Brennan and Margaret Becker for the release New Irish Hymns. There have been a further three volumes of the New Irish Hymns series of albums involving other vocals. Iona provided the instrumentals. In 2008, Hogg released Raphael's Journey and Personal. Raphael's Journey is available only as a download and features friend Moya Brennan of Clannad; the album is available only through Kingsway Music UK. Hogg, in her personal press release, says: Musically, this album is a collection of songs with a few instrumentals. Frank Van Essen has been working with me on this for several years not only as producer, but co-writing and playing.
There are beautiful performances from all my mates in Iona, gorgeous string arrangements from Frank, beautiful guest vocals from the amazing Moya Brennan and piano and vocals from myself......so, please download it and tell others about it." Her Personal album was released with a press release by Hogg, "to give fans the true story of the album". Her vocals were further featured in the 1998 PlayStation role-playing video game Xenogears. Composed by Yasunori Mitsuda, the ending-theme song "Small Two of Pieces", along with an extra track "Stars of Tears" were recorded. Mitsuda invited her to record the vocal themes for the spiritual prequel to Xenogears, Xenosaga: Episode One released four years in 2002. Two tracks were recorded for this game: the ending-theme "Kokoro", the song "Pain", which plays during the final cutscene of the game. Soundtracks were released for both of these videogames on the Digicube label; the song "Kokoro" was released as a CD single. Hogg's vocals were not featured in any of the Xenosaga releases, as Yasunori Mitsuda was replaced with Yuki Kajiura as the game's musical composer.
Looking into Light Celtic Hymns Raphael's Journey Personal Uncountable Stars MAP Project Road from Ruin New Irish Hymns New Irish Hymns 2 New Irish Hymns 3: Incarnation New Irish Hymns 4 Songs for Luca Veil of Gossamer Xenogears Original Soundtrack Xenosaga: Episode One Original Soundtrack Xenosaga: Episode One "Kokoro" Single The Unseen Stream The Pursuit of Illusion The Cave Sessions Vol.1 Official Iona Band biography Iona Band biography Joanne Hogg's page Profile at Square Enix Music Online
Love Hysteria is the second solo album by the British solo artist Peter Murphy of the gothic rock band Bauhaus. It was released in 1988; the album was written with former B-Movie keyboard player Paul Statham, who had joined Murphy's band, The Hundred Men. It was produced by former member of Simon Rogers. All songs written by Peter Murphy. "All Night Long" — 5:42 "His Circle and Hers Meet" — 6:01 "Dragnet Drag" — 5:46 "Socrates the Python" — 6:47 "Indigo Eyes" — 5:54 "Time Has Got Nothing to Do with It" — 5:21 "Blind Sublime" — 3:55 "My Last Two Weeks" — 6:38 "Funtime" — 3:49Bonus tracks on CD reissue:"I've Got a Miniature Secret Camera" — 4:25 "Funtime" — 5:57 Disc 1 "All Night Long" — 5:42 "His Circle and Hers Meet" — 6:01 "Dragnet Drag" — 5:46 "Socrates the Python" — 6:47 "Indigo Eyes" — 5:54 "Time Has Got Nothing to Do with It" — 5:21 "Blind Sublime" — 3:55 "My Last Two Weeks" — 6:38 "Funtime" — 3:49Disc 2 "All Night Long" — 5:23 "His Circle and Hers Meet" — 4:29 "Dragnet Drag" — 5:48 "Indigo Eyes" — 5:35 "Blind Sublime" — 4:09 "My Last Two Weeks" — 5:14 "Funtime" — 3:33 "I've Got a Miniature Secret Camera" — 4:25 "Funtime" — 6:00 "All Night Long" — 4:36 "Indigo Eyes" — 4:09 "Blind Sublime" — 3:50 "Blind Sublime" — 4:38 "Blind Sublime" — 7:23 Peter Murphy - vocals, "naive" keyboards Faut Güner, Peter Bonas, Simon Rogers - guitar Eddie Branch, Peter Bonas - bass Matthew Seligman - fretless bass Paul Statham, Simon Rogers - keyboards Howard Hughes - piano Terl Bryant - drums, percussion A review at the time of its release in Underground described the album as "a coherent, tuneful package with tracks that are, on the whole, pretty listenable".
Ned Raggett, writing for Allmusic, identified a continuing David Bowie influence, but stated that the album "shows Murphy coming into his own as a performer"
Roddy Frame is a Scottish singer-songwriter and musician. He was the founder of the 1980s new wave band Aztec Camera, has undertaken a solo career since the dissolution of the band. In November 2013, journalist Brian Donaldson described Frame as: "Aztec Camera wunderkind-turned-elder statesman of intelligent, wistful Scotpop."Since the end of the Aztec Camera project, Frame has released four solo albums, the last of, the 2014 album Seven Dials. Frame was born in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Scotland UK. Frame explained that East Kilbride was a decent place to grow up in, with grassed areas, was not a "slum". Frame was surrounded by music from a young age, as his older sisters were music fans and listened to a great number of artists, such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Frame explained in 2014 that he started to learn guitar playing at a early age: "Yeah, I started learning guitar when I was about four years old. I was playing the thing when I was around nine or ten... I was just crazy about it by the time I was four or five years old."
During his early years playing guitar, Frame listened to Wilko Johnson and was able to play many of Johnson's songs as a result. As a child and adolescent, Frame was inspired by a variety of musical influences, including David Bowie and the Bunnymen, the Teardrop Explodes, Brian Eno and Love. Following the advent of the punk subculture, Frame states that he was drawn to it, as "it said,'Anyone can do it. You can form a band.'... It was liberating."Frame was attracted to the fashion sense of punk bands like the New York Dolls and The Sex Pistols, but explained his teenage dilemma in his late 30s: "Where am I going to buy clothes like that? It's not going to happen." Frame subsequently referred to the band The Fall and its foremost member Mark E. Smith: The first Fall song I heard was It's the New Thing on John Peel, I had never heard anything like it. Here was a guy singing about the computer centre over the road or eating a packet of crisps and you felt it was coming directly from his life. Smith's look inspired the young Frame's fashion sense, what he calls "the indoor look", but with sensible shoes in case you had to make a quick getaway from the local thugs...
Mark E Smith... would be wearing a tank top from Spencer. From on, I started buying my clothes from the Co-Op. In a 2002 interview, Frame isolated Bowie as a seminal influence, revealing that he would play the song "Space Oddity" to his mother repeatedly: "it has that semi-tone shift which fascinated me... and it made me feel this yearning. It's a kind of sweetness, it can turn up in the strangest places." During the same interview, conducted in Notting Hill, London, UK, Frame relayed an occurrence from his youth related to Bowie: In 1976, when I was 11, my sister came home and said:'Look at this. Someone gave me two tickets for David Bowie's concert last night and I couldn't go.' She showed them to me, I had a breakdown. I told her it was the cruellest thing that anyone had done to me; the strange thing about Bowie is that he's come out of the other end of the whole pop thing and he seems all right. I heard him being interviewed by Jonathan Ross the other day and he seemed so nice, the most impressive thing of all.
Frame's first band was called Neutral Blue. At the age of 16, Frame joined the Postcard Records roster—alongside Orange Juice and Josef K—and his next band, Aztec Camera, began to record a series of low-budget singles, such as "Just Like Gold" and "Mattress of Wire"; the music of Aztec Camera drew attention from both John Peel, a presenter on BBC Radio 1, the New Musical Express. In 1983 Aztec Camera released High Land, Hard Rain, their first album on Rough Trade Records; the album's opening song "Oblivious" was a hit single and Aztec Camera were recognised as one of the key acts on the Rough Trade label. On tracks such as "Walk Out to Winter" and "Back on Board", Frame sang poetic lyrics about love, both lost and found, themes that he would revisit on subsequent Aztec Camera albums; the album garnered attention for the band in the United States and American magazine Creem published a review following its initial release that proclaimed: ""The world ain't perfect. But High Land, Hard Rain comes close."After High Land, Hard Rain, Frame spent a significant amount of time living in New Orleans, US, listening to Bob Dylan's album Infidels.
Upon reading that Dire Straits' guitarist and singer Mark Knopfler produced the album, Frame began writing songs based on a sound that he thought Knopfler could work with. Frame signed the band to the WEA record label and managed to hire Knopfler to produce Aztec Camera's second album, released in 1984; the duration of the titular song is nearly nine minutes, while "All I Need is Everything" received radio airplay. Aztec Camera's third album, 1987's Love, was recorded in the US with soul, R&B and pop producers such as Michael Jonzun, Tommy LiPuma and Rob Mounsey. By this stage of the band's history, Frame represented its single driving force and he explained in 2014: "... I was young and I wanted to do things like go to America and make a sort of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis record"; the album was engineered by Eric Calvi, who had worked with Afrika Bambaataa and Al Jarreau, featured the backing vocals of soul and R&B singers such as Dan Hartman and Tawatha Agee. One of the radio singles from Love, "Somewhere in My Heart", was Aztec Camera's first "top 10" chart hit and Frame explained his inspiration at the time of writing the song in 2014: All I can remember was that when I was recording "Somewhere in My Heart", we were in Boston.
I was walking around with a Walk
Progressive rock is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s. Termed "progressive pop", the style was an outgrowth of psychedelic bands who abandoned standard pop traditions in favour of instrumentation and compositional techniques more associated with jazz, folk, or classical music. Additional elements contributed to its "progressive" label: lyrics were more poetic, technology was harnessed for new sounds, music approached the condition of "art", the studio, rather than the stage, became the focus of musical activity, which involved creating music for listening, not dancing. Prog is based on fusions of styles and genres, involving a continuous move between formalism and eclecticism. Due to its historical reception, prog's scope is sometimes limited to a stereotype of long solos, overlong albums, fantasy lyrics, grandiose stage sets and costumes, an obsessive dedication to technical skill. While the genre is cited for its merging of high culture and low culture, few artists incorporated literal classical themes in their work to any great degree, only a handful of groups purposely emulated or referenced classical music.
The genre coincided with the mid 1960s economic boom that allowed record labels to allocate more creative control to their artists, as well as the new journalistic division between "pop" and "rock" that lent generic significance to both terms. Prog faded soon after. Conventional wisdom holds that the rise of punk rock caused this, but several more factors contributed to the decline. Music critics, who labelled the concepts as "pretentious" and the sounds as "pompous" and "overblown", tended to be hostile towards the genre or to ignore it. After the late 1970s, progressive rock fragmented in numerous forms; some bands achieved commercial success well into the 1980s or crossed into symphonic pop, arena rock, or new wave. Early groups who exhibited progressive features are retroactively described as "proto-prog"; the Canterbury scene, originating in the late 1960s, denoted a subset of prog bands who emphasised the use of wind instruments, complex chord changes and long improvisations. Rock in Opposition, from the late 1970s, was more avant-garde, when combined with the Canterbury style, created avant-prog.
In the 1980s, a new subgenre, neo-progressive rock, enjoyed some commercial success, although it was accused of being derivative and lacking in innovation. Post-progressive draws upon newer developments in popular music and the avant-garde since the mid 1970s; the term "progressive rock" is synonymous with "art rock", "classical rock" and "symphonic rock". "art rock" has been used to describe at least two related, but distinct, types of rock music. The first is progressive rock as it is understood, while the second usage refers to groups who rejected psychedelia and the hippie counterculture in favour of a modernist, avant-garde approach. Similarities between the two terms are that they both describe a British attempt to elevate rock music to new levels of artistic credibility. However, art rock is more to have experimental or avant-garde influences. "Prog" was devised in the 1990s as a shorthand term, but became a transferable adjective suggesting a wider palette than that drawn on by the most popular 1970s bands.
Progressive rock is varied and is based on fusions of styles and genres, tapping into broader cultural resonances that connect to avant-garde art, classical music and folk music and the moving image. Although a unidirectional English "progressive" style emerged in the late 1960s, by 1967, progressive rock had come to constitute a diversity of loosely associated style codes; when the "progressive" label arrived, the music was dubbed "progressive pop" before it was called "progressive rock", with the term "progressive" referring to the wide range of attempts to break with standard pop music formula. A number of additional factors contributed to the acquired "progressive" label: lyrics were more poetic. Critics of the genre limit its scope to a stereotype of long solos, overlong albums, fantasy lyrics, grandiose stage sets and costumes, an obsessive dedication to technical skill. While progressive rock is cited for its merging of high culture and low culture, few artists incorporated literal classical themes in their work to any great degree, only a handful of groups purposely emulated or referenced classical music.
Writer Emily Robinson says that the narrowed definition of "progressive rock" was a measure against the term's loose application in the late 1960s, when it was "applied to everyone from Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones". Debate over the genre's criterion continued to the 2010s on Internet forums dedicated to prog. According to musicologists Paul Hegarty and Martin Halliwell, Bill Martin and Edward Macan authored major books about prog rock while "effectively accept the characterization of progressive rock offered by its critics.... They each do so unconsciously." Academic John S. Cotner contests Macan's view that progressive rock cannot exist without the continuous and overt assimilation of classical music into rock. Author Kevin Holm-Hudson ag
Elizabeth Lee McGovern is an American film and theater actor, musician. She received an Academy Award nomination for her role as Evelyn Nesbit in the 1981 film Ragtime, she is known for her performance as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham in the British drama series Downton Abbey, for which she has been nominated for an Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award. Her other films include Ordinary People, Once Upon a Time in America, The Handmaid's Tale and The Wings of the Dove. McGovern was born in Evanston, the daughter of Katharine Wolcott, a high school teacher, William Montgomery McGovern, Jr. a university professor. Her younger sister is novelist Cammie McGovern, her paternal grandfather was adventurer William Montgomery McGovern, her maternal great-grandfathers were U. S. diplomat Ethelbert Watts and Admiral Charles P. Snyder, her maternal great-great-grandfather was Congressman Charles P. Snyder. During her early years, the McGovern family moved to Los Angeles, where her father accepted a teaching position with the law school at UCLA.
Agent Joan Scott saw her performance in The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder, was impressed by her talent, recommended she take acting lessons. McGovern studied at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, studied toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama at the Juilliard School in New York City as a member of Group 12 from 1979 to 1981. In 1980, while studying at Juilliard, McGovern was offered a part in what became her first film, Ordinary People, in which she played the girlfriend of troubled teenager Conrad Jarrett; the following year she completed her acting education at the American Conservatory Theatre and Juilliard, began to appear in plays, first Off-Broadway and in famous theaters. In 1981 she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Evelyn Nesbit in the film Ragtime. In 1984, she starred in Sergio Leone's gangster epic Once Upon a Time in America as Robert De Niro's romantic interest Deborah Gelly, she had leading roles in two other films that year, Racing with the Moon, a coming-of-age story starring Sean Penn and Nicolas Cage, the comedy Lovesick, as a patient whose psychiatrist falls in love with her, risking his practice.
In 1989, she played Mickey Rourke's girlfriend in Johnny Handsome, directed by Walter Hill, the same year she appeared as a rebellious lesbian in Volker Schlöndorff's film The Handmaid's Tale. McGovern co-starred with Kevin Bacon in a romantic comedy, She's Having a Baby, directed by John Hughes, starred in the thriller The Bedroom Window, directed by Curtis Hanson, she teamed with Michael Caine in 1990's A Shock to the System, a comic mystery about a man who plots the murder of his wife. In a 1994 comedy, The Favor, McGovern played a woman who cheats on her boyfriend by becoming her married best friend's proxy in a tryst with a man the friend has fantasized about. McGovern appeared in a number of films in the 21st century, including Woman in Gold, a drama starring Helen Mirren. McGovern has appeared in several television productions in the UK. In 1999 and 2000 McGovern played Marguerite St. Just in a BBC television series loosely based on the novel The Scarlet Pimpernel. On American TV, she appeared in a 2006 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit titled "Harm," in which her character of Dr. Faith Sutton was a psychiatrist accused of complicity in detainee abuse.
Her other television work includes Broken Glass. In May 2007, she played Ellen Doubleday, Daphne du Maurier's paramour, in Daphne, a BBC2 television drama by Amy Jenkins based on Margaret Forster's biography of the author. In December 2008, McGovern appeared as Dame Celia Westholme in "Appointment with Death", an episode of Agatha Christie's Poirot. In the same year, she appeared in the three-part BBC comedy series Freezing, written by James Wood and directed and co-produced by her husband Simon Curtis. First broadcast on BBC Four, it was shown on BBC2 in February 2008. McGovern played an American expatriate actress named Elizabeth, living in Chiswick with her publisher husband, played by Hugh Bonneville, co-starring Tom Hollander as her theatrical agent. From 2010 to 2015, she portrayed Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, wife of Robert Crawley, 7th Earl of Grantham in the British TV series Downton Abbey. McGovern is a singer-songwriter. In 2008 she began fronting the band Sadie and the Hotheads at The Castle pub venue in Portobello Road, London.
The band released an album of songs she developed with The Nelson Brothers, who are now part of the band. The album includes Ron Knights on bass and Rowan Oliver, borrowed from Goldfrapp, as drummer for the recording sessions. Michelle Dockery, who plays McGovern's eldest daughter in Downton Abbey, has sung with the band. Roles in New York include: Melissa Gardner in Love Letters at the Edison Theatre, October 1989 Ophelia in Hamlet with the Roundabout Theater Company at the Criterion Center Stage Right, April 1992. Mrs. Conway in Time and the Conways at the American Airlines Theatre, October 2017In her theatre programme CVs, McGovern lists her other theatre work in the U. S. as including: My Sister in This House Painting Churches The Hitch-Hiker A Map of the World Aunt Dan and Lemon A Midsummer Night's Dream at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Winter 1987 When I Was a Girl I
Liam Genockey is an Irish musician, the drummer with British folk rock band Steeleye Span. Genockey was born in Ireland. During the 1960s he lived in Plymouth, Devon, U. K, playing in local semi-pro groups and in the early 1970s, playing with Torbay-based rock band Adolphus Rebirth, he was one of the founding members of the early-1970s jazz-fusion and afro-prog band Zzebra moving on with fellow band-member John McCoy to join Gillan. He participated in Amalgam, formed in 1976 by Trevor Watts. Watts' work covers the spectrum of free jazz, jazz-rock, space jazz and folk-rock. Watts founded 10-piece Moiré Music Ensemble which included Genockey again, along with Peter Knight, an early member of Steeleye Span. Genockey joined Steeleye Span in 1989 and recorded two studio albums Tempted and Tried and Time, with them, as well as two live albums Tonight's the Night... Live and The Collection in Concert. Between 1997 and 2001, however, he was not in the band, he returned in 2001 to record Present – The Very Best of Steeleye Span, has remained with the band since, though he remains Paul Brady's drummer for both live and studio performances.
In January 2003, he was involved in the BBC Four broadcast of Free Will and Testament, a programme featuring performance footage of Robert Wyatt. Liam is identified by his long, plaited beard, he lives in Hastings in East Sussex. With John MartynSunday's Child With Zzebra"Zzebra"/"Panic" "Take It Or Leave It"/"Lost World"With Trevor Watts String EnsembleCynosure With Trevor Watts' AmalgamAnother Time Closer To You With Trevor WattsOver The Rainbow With Mike HeronMike Heron With GillanThe Japanese Album Mr. Universe The Gillan Tapes Vol. 1 With Gerry RaffertyNight Owl Snakes and Ladders Sleepwalking With Kevin AyersThat's What You Get Babe With Bonnie TylerGoodbye to the Island With BashungPizza With Cornelius CardewCornelius Cardew Memorial Concert With Linda ThompsonOne Clear Moment "Insult to Injury" and ""I'm A Dreamer" on Dreams Fly Away With Trevor Watts' Moire MusicWith One Voice With Lol Coxhill"Et Les Motards Mon Cher Watson" With Buick 6Cypress Grove Juice Machine Live At THe Telegraph With Maddy PriorMemento: The Best of Maddy Prior With Paul BradyNobody Knows: The Best of Paul Brady Oh What a World The Paul Brady Songbook Hooba Dooba With Steeleye SpanTonight's the Night...
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Dave Bainbridge is an English keyboard player and guitarist who with Dave Fitzgerald co-founded the Christian progressive and Celtic folk themed band Iona. Born in Darlington, England from a musical family. Dave learnt guitar from thirteen, he joining his first band'Exodus' at fourteen. Dave went to Leeds College of Music. Whilst at college Dave, met singer and songwriter Adrian Snell; the result was a working partnership that spanning eight years and through which he would first meet Joanne Hogg and David Fitzgerald. This partnership went on to be the founding force behind the group Iona. Dave and Iona toured the world with the band between 1989 and 2015, releasing 13 critically acclaimed albums. Dave’s multi-faceted career as a solo artist, guitarist, bouzouki player, improviser, arranger and sound mixer has led him into many musical genres and work with numerous artists including: Strawbs, Jack Bruce, Buddy Guy, Troy Donockley, Nick Beggs, Gloria Gaynor, Moya Brennan, Robert Fripp, Mae McKenna, Phil Keaggy, Paul Jones, Damian Wilson, Nick Fletcher, ‘Snake’ Davis, Adrian Snell, PP Arnold, Mollie Marriott, Norman Beaker, Fred T Baker, Dave Brons, Paul Bielatowicz and many others.
Winner of the BBC Radio 2 Best Jazz soloist award and the Sam Hood Rosebowl for Outstanding Performance during his time at Leeds Music College, Dave has composed soundtracks for numerous short films, TV and multimedia productions and has co-written a guitar concerto with Classic FM favourite Nick Fletcher, released on the album ‘Cathedral of Dreams’. Dave has released three solo albums, ‘Veil of Gossamer’, ‘Celestial Fire’ and his first solo piano album ‘The Remembering’; the ‘Celestial Fire’ album led to the formation of the band of the same name in 2015 and the Celestial Fire band ’Live in the UK’ DVD/2 cd album was released in April 2017. Dave has released two collaborative albums with Troy Donockley and two with Iona's David Fitzgerald. Current live projects include his new band Celestial Fire, The Strawbs, the Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear duo and occasional solo concerts. Dave was arranger & musical director for Adrian Snell’s sell out live performances in The Netherlands of his works ‘The Passion’, ‘Light of the World’ and'Alpha and Omega', all of which feature a full band of top Dutch session musicians, vocal soloists and a 60 piece choir.
"Dave Bainbridge is a genius of immeasurable proportions….working with artists as varied as Buddy Guy, Jack Bruce and IONA. If you are unfamiliar with him it's time to make amends. Trust me." Nick Beggs"I've been listening to'Celestial Fire' and I love it! Wow… That's some amazing stuff man! One of the best albums I've heard in a while." Neal Morse "Dave is a major driving force behind the band Iona. His fluid, emotional guitar playing, epic keyboard work and expansive compositions combine into one of this generation’s most powerful and original musical voices.” John Kellogg “Bainbridge's guitar playing is superb. Chris MacIntosh 88.1fm WCWP New York“Soaring guitar passages, stunning keyboard work, inspirational waves of orchestral prog.” Bert Saraco A multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Bainbridge's solo material continues in the style established in Iona, fusing progressive rock, Celtic folk and improvisational elements in a unique way. A number of members of Iona have co-operated on each others.
Veil of Gossamer Celestial Fire The Remembering Live in the Studio Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear Celestial Fire - Live in the UK see Iona for a list of their recordings Eye of the Eagle Eye of the Eagle Life Journey When Worlds Collide From Silence From Silence The Ferryman's Curse Cardington Songs for Luca Songs for Luca 2 Breaking of the Dawn Cathedral of Dreams Official website Iona's Official Website