Jo Philby

A popular Orkney-based singer/songwriter, Jo Philby takes her listeners on an absorbing musical journey, utilising textures of folk, roots and country to tell stories of the sea and island life. Jo is joined by Orcadian Elaine Grieve, sensitively accompanying on mandola and guitar, whilst providing haunting harmony vocals.

With two albums already under her belt – 2009’s Saltwater and Stone, and Beneath the Starry Sky, released in 2012 – Jo is currently touring to promote her highly anticipated third album due for release this summer.

Jo can often be seen performing throughout Orkney and regularly tours further south too – with many tours of Scotland and England, delighting audiences with their warm and friendly stage presence, alongside their music and song. Also, in January 2017, the duo were invited to perform at the Danny Kyle Open Stage during Celtic Connections, the world’s largest winter music festival, in Glasgow.


"Jo has a pure and mature voice and clearly believes in her chosen material...quietly beguiling." - fRoots

“Jo Philby’s stunning, clear and captivating voice is accompanied by the highly gifted multi instrumentalist Elaine Grieve….a match made in musical heaven!” – Alan Grant, Celtic Music Radio


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