It’s Bandcamp day! I thought I’d make something exclusively for Bandcamp, but don’t worry, it’s not a T-Shirt with my mug on it. It’s a six track release of unaccompanied ballads and accompanying lyric booklet. Proceed only if you are fond of protracted narrative songs of death and despair…

Ballads Vol. I is released exclusively on Bandcamp. Buy here.

We must #letthemusicplay. This is a photo from my last trio show on 8th March in Bilbao, Basque Country before the world entered lockdown. Despite the fact that cinemas, pubs, restaurants and shops are beginning to re-open, the arts and entertainment industry has been left on its knees. Pubs are to open, but live music prohibited. The government cannot ignore live music. We were the last to close down, and we will be the last to open up. In lockdown, we all turned to the arts for comfort and for our sanity – we consumed the product of artistic industries by watching it, listening to it and reading it. Yet, those who produced this art are the very people who have been left behind. As we begin to open up, we must support live music and give it a chance to survive. ✊🏻

📸 Carlos Garcia Azpiazu

A busy virtual weekend coming up!

Friday 26th – The Sofia, home of B Street Theatre Six Feet Apart 19:00 PT time.

Saturday 27th – Tolbooth Stirling Saturday Shindig 19:30 BST

Sunday 28th – New Roots 21st Anniversary 14:00-19:00 BST

I will be streaming an hour and a half long live solo show at 20:00 (UK time) on Saturday 6th June, premiering a setlist of new and old material. The stream will then be saved to Facebook for rewatching on demand, so you can still watch it, even if you’re busy when it is first broadcast.

The show be streamed on Iona’s Facebook page

A suggested donation of £5.00 (or more if you want!) can be taken at: