Taking the name of their beloved cocker spaniel, Barbara Ryan
and Bernard Argent
formed the partnership, Barnaby Productions in 1993 to
consolidate their various activities including IONA, the Oatlands Celtic Festival, the Great Falls Concerts
on the Green, and the Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue. It was incorporated in 1994.
The Festival moved to Morven Park and became the Potomac Celtic Festival in 1998, necessitating the formation of a separate
tax-exempt organization, the Barnaby Council for Celtic Studies, which eventually operated entirely independently from Barbara
and Bernard. and became the (now defunct) Potomac Celtic Alliance in 2005.
||Although Barnaby died in 2001, Barnaby Productions, Inc.
continues to be IONA's management company and record label as well as other activities
- Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue
- Sunday evening concert series in Great Falls, VA, twice yearly. Five concerts in November and six
concerts in February/March.
- Swift Run House Concerts -
a series of outdoor summer concerts in Fairfax Station, VA.
- Barbara's teaching activities for Voice
Last Modified July 27, 2012 - IONA
IONA is a registered Service Mark of Barnaby Productions, Inc.