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Everything is getting a little Autumnal. September was full of lovely gigs, Starting off with Nitten Folk Club, Linlithgow Folk Festival, Bromyard Folk Festival then a short tour with Cameron Nixon. I finished up September at Uxbridge Folk Club. This weekend I’m heading off to Poland!

Just announced: Aboyne Theatre 12/10

‪⭐️Come along to my last Aberdeenshire show of 2018 at the brand new Doric and Traditional Music Festival, Across the Grain. I’ll be joined by Graham Rorie and Aidan Moodie. Workshops in fiddle, voice and guitar the next day at Inverurie Town Hall. Booking and more information here: 03456081207‬. Tickets are £10/6.50 on the door or from eventbrite. ‪⭐️

European Tour 
So very excited to announce that this month I take the full band on our first (and longest) European tour. I’ll be joined by Luc McNally, Ross Miller and Charlie Grey.

11th “Scottish Colours” Tour
18/10 Salzburg, Austria – OVAL, Die Bühne im Europark
19/10 Öblarn, Austria –  KU:L
20/10 Oslip, Austria – Cselley Mühle
21/10 Korneuburg, Austria – Gwölb
22/10 Wien, Austria – Reigen
23/10  St. Polten, Austria – Cinema Paradiso
24/10  Baden, Austria – Cinema Paradiso
25/10 Steyr, Austria – AKKU
26/10 TBC
27/10 Innsbruck, Austria – Teibhaus
28/10 St. Georgen a L, Austria – HUTKultur
29/10 Tricesimo, Italy – Teatro Garzoni
30/10 Gleisdorf, Austria – forumKLOSTER
31/10 Bad Ischil, Austria-  Lehartheater

Get Social! 
For those of you who read the small print, I’m delighted to announce that I have recorded a brand new 6-track EP, it won’t be out until 2019, but for those of you who follow me on the many, many, many forms of social media we have nowadays, will be the first to know. So, here’s my stats!

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New EP in 2019!
I’m really delighted to have spent September working with a few of my favourite Glasgow-based musicians and all-round brilliant humans who I met during my time at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. We’ve created something that is quite different to my previous releases, but ore on that later! Here’s a sneak preview of my EP artwork, designed by Elly Lucas. Photography by Martin Venherm.

New Videos and Aberdeenshire Folksong Mini Documentary!

I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with the Elphinstone Institute at the University of Aberdeen to create a whistle-stop tour of Aberdeenshire and the rich historical ballads which the region is home too. Listen here.

Here’s a video from my album launch at Celtic Connections with full band. This song features a sample of Stanley Robertson speaking about the oral tradition and balladry. Listen here.

In August, I had a wonderful time performing a rare solo show sold-out gig at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The entire gig was streamed out on Facebook and you can catch up with it here.

I had the pleasure of joining SImon Thourmire to present Hands Up For Trad’s Trad TV episode. Have a watchhere.


Tour Dates

October –  11th “Scottish Colours” Tour
05/10 Nakielsis Cantat Festival, Poland
12/10 Aboyne Theatre, Across the Grain Festival
18/10 Salzburg, Austria – OVAL, Die Bühne im Europark
19/10 Öblarn, Austria –  KU:L
20/10 Oslip, Austria – Cselley Mühle
21/10 Korneuburg, Austria – Gwölb
22/10 Wien, Austria – Reigen
23/10  St. Polten, Austria – Cinema Paradiso
24/10  Baden, Austria – Cinema Paradiso
25/10 Steyr, Austria – AKKU
26/10 TBC
27/10 Innsbruck, Austria – Teibhaus
28/10 St. Georgen a L, Austria – HUTKultur
29/10 Tricesimo, Italy – Teatro Garzoni
30/10 Gleisdorf, Austria – forumKLOSTER
31/10 Bad Ischil, Austria-  Lehartheater

November
1/11 Hohenems, Austria – Löwensaal
2/11 Winterthur, Switzerland – Alte Kaserne
3/11 Weer/Tirol R (A) Donauer Hof
7/11 Dunfermline Folk Club
9/11 Garmouth Folk Club
10/11 Blairgowrie TBC
12/11 Colindale Folk Club, NW London
16/11 Swindon Folksingers Club, Wiltshire
17/11 Cellar Upstairs Folk Club, London
18/11 RISC Global Cafe, Reading
24/11 Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective (Song Tutor)
25/11 Trip to Birmingham Irish Trad Fest

More info  and tickets at: www.ionafyfe.com/tour


Booking for 2019!

Where do you want to see the Iona Fyfe Trio in 2019?
Enquiries: info@ionafyfe.com

Off on tour with Scots Singer Cameron Nixon this week! Tickets still available from the following links:

9/9 Bromyard Folk Festival (Iona Fyfe and Cameron Nixon)
10/9 The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham (Iona Fyfe and Cameron Nixon)
11/9 Sharps Folk Club, London (Iona Fyfe and Cameron Nixon)
12/9 Folkroom, London (Iona Fyfe and Cameron Nixon)
13/9 Folkroom, Brighton (Iona Fyfe and Cameron Nixon)

 

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IONA FYFE – Away From My Window
Cairnie Records IF18AWAY
Iona’s been making significant waves in Scotland’s North East – and well beyond it – in recent years, immersing herself in the ballad and bothy tradition that remains so strong and distinctive in her home area, so this debut album’s not before time.

I know I’m getting old when the notes refer to songs from singers I knew as “archive material”, but she’s chosen well, and her crystal clear voice treats the songs sympathetically, and her voice never sounds strained while effortlessly giving the ballads a fresh twist. At the same time, her time spent with, and listening to, traditional singers has not been wasted, and her singing style is natural and instinctive. This is underlined by the musical accompaniment, provided by a galaxy of first rate musicians; never intrusive or overpowering, just doing the job it should. There are a couple of tracks prefaced by snippets from Stanley Robertson and Lizzie Higgins, accentuating the connection she feels with her roots.

This not to say that her repertoire’s limited; it’s certainly not. She’s just as much at home with more contemporary material like Michael Marra’s Take Me Out Drinking, and the self-penned Banks Of The Tigris is outstanding, both as a song and in terms of its performance.

This is an exceptional CD from an exceptional singer that just grows on you with each hearing. She’s obviously being picked up by the festival circuit, but don’t wait for that to happen, this CD is recommended listening with almost no reservations except for two requests: can we please have more than 10 tracks on the next recording? And can we please not have to wait too long for it?

http://www.ionafyfe.com

John Waltham

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Debut album “Away From My Window” from Aberdeenshire folksinger. 

“Traditional Scottish folk, painstakingly researched and beautifully delivered”

★★★★ Maverick ★★★★ RnR Magazine

 

Away From My Window – C.D.

“Away From My Window” is a concept album, inspired by the source and revivalist singers of Aberdeenshire. Postage and packaging included in price.

£12.00