Aberdeenshire folk singer, Iona Fyfe, has become one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland.
A nominee for Scots Singer of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2017, Iona has been described as “one of the best that Scotland has to offer.”(Global-Music.de). With a number of high profile appearances under her belt, Iona looks forward to performances in the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Holland and Canada in 2018.
Iona’s debut album Away From My Window offers innovative interpretations of ballads, self-penned and contemporary songs alike, whilst remaining sympathetic to the song tradition of which Iona grew up around.
She has released a live video filmed by Martin Forry at her Celtic Connections launch show, with 6-piece big band. ‘Guise of Tough’ taken from her debut album, which is released on the 24th of March.
With her touring band, comprised of Luc McNally, Charlie Grey and Ross Miller, Iona has performed at several festivals throughout the UK from Orkney Folk Festival to Sark Folk Festival. A regular on the folk club circuit, Iona is just as much at home in an unaccompanied singing setting, as she is with instrumental ensembles.
“Away From My Window” was premiered at a sold out Celtic Connections performance featuring a larger ensemble. In 2018, Iona looks forward to a busy touring schedule in the UK, Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Holland and Canada including festivals such as Ely Folk Festival, Folk am Neckar, Fife Sing and Festival Interceltique de Lorient.
Iona is off on an extensive Spring tour,this year, dates below:
24/3 Craignish Village Hall
25/3 Crafts and Things, Glencoe
26/3 Stirling Folk Club
27/3 Braemar Gallery
28/3 Deeside Inn, Ballater
29/3 Blue Lamp, Aberdeen
30/3 Drouthy Cobbler, Elgin
31/3 Logie Durno Village Hall
04/4 The Slaughtered Lamb, London
05/4 Holywell Music Rooms, Oxford
06/4 National Tartan Day Concert, Fergus Grand Theatre, Ontario
08/4 Grand Spirits Distillerly, Fergus, Ontario
14/4 Eyemouth Hippodrome
15/4 South Shields Folk Club
16/4 Stockton Folk Club
17/4 Heart of Northumberland, Hexham
21/4 Garioch Fiddlers Rally, Inverurie
26/4 Folk at The Depot, Leith
28/4 Claichaig Inn, Glencoe
11/5 Fifesing Festival
With many more dates following on throughout the Summer …
For more info and tickets check out her website https://ionafyfe.com/tour/
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