March 17, 2022
41676 W Morgan Ave, Pennington Gap, VA 24277
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.
This performance is brought to you by the Pro-Art Association in conjunction with Lee Theatre. Tickets are $10 at the door, and all children and students are free to attend. Pro-Art season tickets will be honored. For more information and to purchase season tickets, please visit www.proartva.org. This performance is part of the W. Campbell Edmonds Concert Series.