IONA

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Pink Gradient

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

7:00 PM

Lee Theatre, Pennington Gap

Friday, March 18th, 2022

7:00 PM

Jettie Baker Center, Clintwood

IONA's music is a unique, acoustic weave of the traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany (France), the Isle of Man, Asturies and Galicia (Spain), as well as their transplants in America. Blending songs, dance tunes, and aires into a rich and stunning tapestry, their style is outstanding in an arena where these traditions are seldom intertwined.

 

Conceived in 1986, IONA was the musical offspring of lead singer, bouzouki, guitar and bodhrán player Barbara Ryan and wind section, Bernard Argent. With fiddler Jim Queen (banjo and vocals as well), percussive dancer and singer Marsha Searle, and Leigh Oben on guitar, bass guitar and double bass, IONA has become the leading Celtic group in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Tickets are $10 at the door for both performances, and all children and students are free to attend. Pro-Art season tickets will be honored. This performance is part of the W. Campbell Edmonds Concert Series. For the safety of everyone attending, Pro-Art requests patrons to wear a mask for the duration of the performance.

Pro-Art partners with a variety of venues, therefore individuals with mobility issues are encouraged to call 276-376-4520 or email the Pro-Art office at pro-art@uvawise.edu to make arrangements for parking.