Iona Fyfe, from Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland, combines modern contemporary folk music with the traditions of Scotland’s haunting traditional ballads and lively songs. Iona has performed extensively across Scotland and Europe at festivals such as Celtic Connections, Folkest Italy, Aberdeen International Youth Festival, Dundee Celt Fest and currently studies Traditional Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Growing up in Huntly within the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland movement, Iona is a fine exponent of Doric poetry as well as Traditional Ballads and Bothy Ballads. Singing at numerous national competitions, she has won a number of prestigious titles such as Best Female Singer both at Aberdeen TMSA 2016 and Buchan Heritage Society 2016. Iona’s sensitivity for ballads is what led her to be awarded 100/100 marks for her Traditional Song, Bonny Udny at The Buchan Heritage Society 2016 – an unprecedented mark in solo Traditional Ballad competitions.
“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
BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2015 Semi-Finalist, Iona Fyfe, has become one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers who, at 18 years old, continues to embrace and promote the repertoire and language of Aberdeenshire throughout the UK and further afield.
Iona’s first EP The First Sangs was released in March 2015 and debut band EP was released in July 2016. https://itun.es/gb/C0aQ5
In 2012, Iona featured on BBC series Landward singing at Turriff Bothy Ballad Competition. Notable performances include “Where You’re Meant To Be” with Aidan Moffat with James Graham and Jenny Reeve at the Barrowlands, Glasgow in 2014.
Radio 2 Young Folk Award Semi-Finalist 2015
“Best Female Singer” – Keith TMSA Festival 2014 2015
“Female Traditional Singer” – TMSA Falkland 2015
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