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.