King House

Military Road,
Boyle, Ireland
F52 NW50

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Iona Sound

Iona Sound explore and interpret traditional material connecting Ireland, Scotland and

Rory Pierce – Low D Whistle and Cello; Max Greenwood – Piano; Bríd Cannon – Violin playing traditional melodies – such as Long Dances, Reels, Waltzes and Airs – Iona Sound
let their melodic and harmonic interpretations breathe, and encourage the listener to drift off
into thoughts about what lies “North of here…”

Max Greenwood is a Musician, Songwriter and Educator. As a pianist he is influenced by
Pop, Gospel, Blues, Jazz & Traditional Folk. His expressive versatility on the piano has
contributed to the live and recorded repertoire of Iarla Ó’Lionáird (The Gloaming), Albert
Hammond (Award winning Songwriter), Gerr Walsh, Mundy, Mik Pyro (Republic of Loose),
Jerry Fish, Jack L, Vyvienne Long, Fionn Regan, Tom Baxter, Naimee Coleman, Adrian
Crowley, and Mick Hanly.

Rory Pierce is a composer, performer and educator. As a performer he is a founder member
and cellist in the UK’s award winning ‘Grit Orchestra’, performing a contemporary mix of
traditional music and classical music. The orchestra’s last performance was in the Royal
National Concert Hall in Glasgow, 2022. As a composer he has created hundreds of scores
for film, television, theatre, dance and animation.

Bríd Cannon commenced her musical studies in the Cork School of Music before
subsequently studying violin with Loretto Nelson and Maeve Broderick and piano with
Marie Jones.  She also studied chamber music under the renowned Hugh Maguire  and
Adrian Petcu.   She won major prizes at the Irish Fesiseanna as well as scholarships from the
Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. As a
performer,  Bríd has played both nationally and internationally,  including lunchtime
performances at the National Concert Hall Dublin. Her background in classical music training
has enabled her to expand her interpretation of folk and traditional music, collaborating
with artists of all genres.  She currently studies fiddle with Martin Hayes.