Iona Fyfe, BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017 finalist, has been performing songs of her native Aberdeenshire for a decade and at the tender age of 18 has become one of Scotland’s finest award-winning ballad and folk singers. Iona combines contemporary instrumental music with rich balladry. The band have performed extensively across Scotland, England and now Europe and have performed at The Royal Albert Hall in London.
Hailing from the North East of Scotland, Iona is a fine exponent of the Doric dialect and her sensitivity for ballads led her to be awarded 100/100 marks at the Buchan Heritage Society – an unprecedented mark in solo Traditional song competitions. A BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award semi-finalist, she has released her debut full band CD, East, in 2016 which received airplay on BBC Radio Scotland Travelling Folk, BBC Shropshire, BBC Merseyside, Mike Harding’s Folk Show and became Album of the Week on BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal.
The Iona Fyfe Band is comprised of Charlie Grey (fiddle)
Luc McNally (guitar and vocals), Callum Cronin (double bass), and guest Ross Miller (highland pipes, border pipes and whistles).
“When it comes to folk music, she has one of the most stunning voices on the circuit today.” – Artree
“From unaccompanied voice to the band in full-flow, ‘East’ stands as a testament to the strength, endurance and adaptability of the tradition.” – FolkWords
“Iona’s voice displays incredible confidence and maturity… Even without accompaniment, Iona’s voice is as finely tuned, precise and eminently enjoyable an instrument as you’ll find… Utterly haunting.” – Folk Radio UK