Togmor combine originality and energy in a fast moving electric set that has a wide appeal to both fans of Celtic roots music and fans of contemporary folk rock. Their music is carefully crafted to combine a vibrant mix of powerful modern rhythms with a traditional Celtic feel. Togmor interplay blazing bursts of jigs and reels with evocative acoustic songs to create a dynamic web of sounds.
With over 30 years and several CD's behind them, Togmor have been playing their own energetic brand of Celtic rock/folk music at music venues, arts centres and festivals around the UK and Europe including their own hosted Togfest festival in Milton Keynes. They have shared the stage with a wide range of musicians including Lindisfarne, Rock, Salt & Nails, Shoogleniffty, The Oyster Band, Fairport Convention, Ron Kavanagh, Whippersnapper, Kate Rusby and the late Labi Siffre to name but a few.
The distinctive sound of Togmor brings together a huge range of talent...
Ian Rowe, founder member: Main vocals, acoustic and electric guitars.
Pete Jelfs: Bass and vocals.
Pete Lockwood: Drums, percussion, flute and vocals.
Euan Forrester: Fiddle and Guitars.
Ryan Lockwood (no relation!): 5 string fiddle and backing vocals.
Ryan Fitzsimmons (Fitz): Fiddle and guitars.
The name Togmor comes from the Gaelic meaning 'the big lift'. It is the name of the crane that pulled The Mary Rose to the surface of the sea...