GLASGOW-based traditional Irish band Ímar beat the traffic over the weekend by holding a jamming session on the motorway.
The band are currently on the Highland Blast tour when the jam broke out in Germany along the A44 in Northern Hessen.
Ímar, which was formed earlier this year, is named after a Norse king who once ruled over parts of Ireland, the Isle of Man and Scotland.
The line up of musicians includes Tomás Callister on fiddle from the Isle of Man, Adam Brown on bodhrán and guitar and originally from Suffolk, Adam Rhodes also from the Isle of Man on bouzouki, Mohsen Amini with the concertina from Scotland and Corkman Ryan Murphy on the uileann pipes.
While traffic was at a stand still three of the five members decided to pass the time with a fiddle, a guitar and a concertina.
"We were stuck there for hours," Tomás Callister told The Irish Post. "So we decided to get the instruments out in the van."
"There wasn't much room so we took the tunes outside, some folk wound their windows down to listen and it was good craic," he added.
Ímar are set to release their album Afterlight on January 27, which includes the music played in the video below.
Check out Ímar's session in a motorway jam below...
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Posted by Ímar on Saturday, 12 November 2016