Iontach is a word from the Irish language meaning not only wonderful, but also strange… Luckily press reviews at home and abroad have used the former when describing the music of this German and Irish trio! Iontach was formed in 2003. The colourful mixture of emotional harmony singing together with fine arrangements of lively dance music and lyrical melodies has become their trademark. The wide range of instruments they play includes flute, fiddle, uilleann pipes, whistles, concertina, guitar, bouzouki, cello, keyboard and bodhrán. This coupled with their warm, open and humorous stage presentation has resulted in Iontach being one of the most sought after Irish traditional bands in the German scene.
The band consists of the three renowned musicians Siobhán Kennedy (Vocals, Flute, Fiddle, Concertina
Low & Tin Whistles) from Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland, Angelika Berns (Vocals, Bodhrán, Piano, Low & Tin Whistles) from Oberhausen, Ruhr area, Germany and Jens Kommnick (Vocals, Guitar, Bouzouki, Cello, Piano,
Uilleann Pipes, Low & Tin Whistles) from Bremerhaven, Germany. 7 years ago they teamed up to form Iontach.