Iona is a progressive Celtic rock band from the United Kingdom, which was formed in the late 1980s by lead vocalist Joanne Hogg and multi-instrumentalists David Fitzgerald and Dave BainbridgE and Troy Donockley, playing the uilleann pipes, low whistles, and other instruments.
In June 2010, Iona went to the United States for their first tour there in nine years. On June 19, 2010, they played a very well received concert at NEARfest, a progressive rock festival in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and during this show they introduced new songs for a forthcoming album. After several concerts throughout the U.S. and one in Canada, they ended the tour at Cornerstone Festival, a Christian music festival in Illinois, on June 30.
Garrett Lakes Arts Festival proudly presents IONA, Pan-Celtic Band, from metropolitan D.C. at 7:00 in the Friendsville Community Park. The park will open at 6 p.m. with local food vendors available for dinner fare. Bring a lawn chair, plan to picnic.