Iona Fyfe

Iona Fyfe, from Huntly, is one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland. A finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017, Iona embraces the repertoire of her native Aberdeenshire, drawing inspiration from source and revivalist singers in establishing herself as a fine interpreter of traditional folksong

A student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Iona has already performed throughout the UK and across Europe, and, whilst busy touring throughout 2017, is currently working on her debut album, due out in January 2018. This will serve as a follow-up to her 2016 short release, East - a well-received six track CD that encapsulates her influences in North East folk song in a contemporary manner, all the while remaining sympathetic to tradition.

Iona was also part of Aidan Moffat’s collaborative project, Where You’re Meant to Be, alongside tradition bearers including Sheila Stewart, Joe Aitken and Danny Couper, performing in Glasgow’s legendary Barrowland Ballroom in 2014.

“When it comes to folk music, she has one of the most stunning voices on the circuit today.” Artree

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