Delighted to announce my UK Tour! I’ll be visiting lots of folk clubs in Scotland as well as some in England! I’ll be joined by Luc McNally, Ross Miller and Charlie Grey as well as playing some intimate solo shows. Tickets can be bought on the door, or from http://www.ionafyfe.com/tour.
7/9 Linlithgow Folk Festival
9/9 True North Panel Discussion
10/9 Best Of The West Festival – Inveraray Castle
13/9 Edinburgh Folk Club
16/9 Nakielsis Cantat Festival, Poland
22/9 Tarland Food and Music Festival
23/9 Wauchope Hall Yetholm
25/9 Ivory Blacks, Glasgow (supporting Ships Have Sailed)
10/10 Leith Folk Club
31/10 Star Folk Club, Glasgow
8/11 Aberdeen Folk Club
9/11 Folk at the Salmon Bothy
10/11 Hootananny Inverness
17/11 Strathaven Folk Club
18/11 Milngavie FolkClub
20/11 The Burns Club of London (Koshka Duff/Carol Anderson)
14/12 Loughton Folk Club
15/12 The Big Comfy Bookshop,
There’s 31 days to help fund “Remedium”, a project linking Polish and Scots culture, sending 30 Aberdonian musicians to Nakielsis Cantat festival in Poland. There’s £4000 to raise! The visiting singers and musicians will perform over three days for a public of over 700 people, and these events will be covered by Polish national television, as well as TVP3 in Bydgoszcz, and Radio Nakło. But desperately need a little help to cover travel costs. Help fund the project by Polish Association Aberdeen.
You can contribute here: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/remedium
Looking forward to play at Linlithgow Folk Festival, where myself and Luc McNally along with Ross Miller and Charlie Stewart will play a double-bill show on 7th September at The Rose Club. Ross and Charlie will be launching their EP “Accidental Belterism” and will have CD’s on the night! Tickets for Songs and Reels at The Rose are available here or from Glenn Miller on 01506 840668.
“In a Festival first, we are bringing together four of Scotland’s finest young traditional musicians for a fabulous concert at Linlithgow Rose Social Club. They will play as two duos and then come together for an amazing finale. Linlithgow’s town piper Ross Miller joins BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year Charlie Stewart to create a dynamic blend of traditional tunes and songs based around tight tune playing, variations, interweaving harmonies and rhythmic ideas. The piper and fiddler won a Danny Kyle award at Celtic Connections 2016. The second duo features Aberdeenshire folksinger and BBC Young Trad finalist, Iona Fyfe, who is establishing herself as one of the most stunning voices on the circuit today. She will be joined by County Durham guitarist and singer Luc McNally, who performs with Sketch, Snuffbox and Dosca.”
I’m delighted to have been selected as one of 12 semi-finalists for the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2018. The semi-finals will take place at Wiston Lodge in South Lanarkshire between the 6th and the 8th of October. With a concert at Coulter Hall, Coulter, South Lanarkshire on Saturday 7th October 2017 at 7.30pm. Tickets for the semi-finals can be purchased here.
Alexander Levack (Whistles, Pipes (Smallpipes/Highland Pipes)) – Maryburgh
Amy Papiransky (Voice) – Keith
David Sheddon (Bagpipes) – Glasgow
Eilidh Firth (Fiddle) – Dundee
Hannah Rarity (Voice) – West Lothian
Iona Fyfe (Voice) – Huntly
Luc McNally (Guitar / Voice) – Dipton
Micheal Steele (Bagpipes) – South Uist
Robbie Mackenzie (Fiddle) – Inverness
Rory Matheson (Piano) – Caithness
Scott Garden (Bagpipes / whistle) – Irvine
Seamus O’Baoighill (Fiddle / Bagpipes) – Skye
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award Semi-finalists 2018 Announced
A few months ago, myself and Luc McNally, along with students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, headed to the BBC Studios to record some live material. Here is the great Aberdeenshire ballad, Glenlogie, followed by a nice wee chat with Gary Innes, and a rendition of the Twa Sisters, which I got from the singing of Pete Coe and Alice Jones, and “Doric’d up”. Luc and I are on in the second half of the broadcast from 1:14 o 1:28 .
The recording is available for 3 weeks!