As played on Travelling Folk, Genevieve Tudor’s Sunday Folk Show BBC Shropshire, Mike Harding’s Folk Show, Celtic Heartbeat BBC Wales, album of the week on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal and Folkscene BBC Radio Merseyside.
East is the Iona Fyfe Band’s debut EP which draws inspiration from the Oral Tradition of the East of Scotland. Each track has a distinct link with the East and North East. Steeped in heritage and culture of Aberdeenshire, the project aims to encapsulate the essence of Eastern Folksong, Dialect, Language and Repertoire whilst creating modern interpretations of peculiar and likewise well-known folksongs.
“From unaccompanied voice to the band in full-flow, ‘East’ stands as a testament to the strength, endurance and adaptability of the tradition.” – FolkWords
“Most very excellent” – The Mike Harding Folk Show
“The combination of Iona’s voice and delivery holds us spellbound throughout, hanging every detail of the story.”– Folk Radio UK
Featured musicians include Chris Ferrie, Callum Cronin, Charlie Grey and guest Celtic Connections 2016 Danny Kyle Award-Winner, Ross Miller.A large instrumental line up of Guitar, Tenor Guitar, Piano, Double Bass, Bodhran, Shruti Box, Fiddle and Border Pipes compliments Iona’s voice and showcases East Scots folksong in a unique unprecedented way.
Listen to a preview of one of the EP songs on Soundcloud below: