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. Winner of
Scots Singer of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018, Iona has been
described as 'one of the best Scotland has to offer'
With a number of high profile appearances under her belt, Iona, a mere 21 years of age,
has toured throughout the UK, Poland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland,
Czech Republic, Canada and Australia. Iona has performed with the BBC Scottish
Symphony Orchestra as part of the World Premiere of Disney Pixar’s Brave in Concert
at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Released in 2019, Dark Turn of Mind is Iona’s first EP
entirely in English and features six ballads and songs found in both Appalachia and
Aberdeenshire and has been described as a new interpretation to the country genre.
Iona was a finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year and
won the Molloy Award at Birmingham Irish Trad Fest. In 2018, Iona appeared at Celtic
Connections and was nominated for “One to Watch” and “Best Live Performance” at the
Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards 2018.