Ímar to play at Michael’s on Main

Ímar will perform at Michael's on Main on March 14. Contributed photo

The Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay will present the acclaimed Celtic traditional band Ímar on March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Michael’s on Main, 2591 South Main St., Soquel.

Ímar is comprised of Adam Brown (bodhrán), Adam Rhodes (bouzouki), Mohsen Amini (concertina), Ryan Murphy (uilleann pipes) and Tomás Callister (fiddle), who share a strong background in Irish music – although only Murphy actually hails from Ireland; Rhodes and Callister are from the Isle of Man, while Amini is a Glasgow native, and Brown is originally from Suffolk.

The line-up features current and former members of Mànran, RURA, Talisk, Barrule, Cara, Mabon and The Lowground.
“It’s definitely more of a pure-drop trad sound than most of the other bands we’re involved in,” said Cork-born uilleann piper, flautist and whistle player Ryan Murphy (Mànran). “But I think that’s partly why it feels so natural. We’re going back to the music we started out playing — which is ultimately the reason why we’re all here as musicians.”

Advance tickets are available online for $20, while the price at the door is $23. Celtic Society members receive a $2 discount. Visit www.celticsociety.org for tickets, reservations, and more information. Tickets are also available in person at Michael's On Main.

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