Traditional Irish Music
Aberdeenshire folksinger Iona Fyfe has become one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland. At twenty-years-old, she has established a strong voicing of place in her repertoire and was nominated as Scots Singer of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2017. A finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Iona has been described as “one of the best that Scotland has to offer.” and was the winner of the Molloy Award at The Trip to Birmingham Irish Trad Fest 2017. Iona’s voice has been described “a testament to the strength, endurance and adaptability of the tradition.” by FolkWords
Iona’s debut release, “Away From My Window” is a concept album, inspired by the source and revivalist singers of Aberdeenshire. An exploration of her unique style and songwriting voice, the album features archive material of singers such as Stanley Robertson and Lizzie Higgins whilst drawing on the work of more recent songmakers such as Michael Marra and Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap).
Iona’s offers innovative interpretations of ballads, self-penned and contemporary songs alike, whilst remaining sympathetic to the song tradition which Iona grew up around. Produced by Jani Lang, of Dallahan, Away From My Window features a stellar folk line-up of musicians such as Luc McNally (Dosca), Tim Edey (Tim Edey Trio), Charlie Grey (Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach), Simon Gall (Salsa Celtica), David Foley (RURA), Graham Rorie (Gnoss), Charlie Stewart, and Ross Miller.
The album will be on release on 24th March 2018. For more information visit www.ionafyfe.com
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