Aberdeenshire folk singer Iona Fyfe has become one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland. She is a fine exponent of Doric poetry as well as Traditional Ballads and Bothy Ballads. A finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017 and a 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.”
Iona embraces the repertoire of her native North East throughout the UK and Europe. Described as having “one of the most stunning voices on the circuit today”, she is joined by With Aidan Moodie (guitar) and Charlie Gray (fiddle) Aidan and Charlie provide understated and sensitive accompaniments to Iona’s singing.
Aidan, from Orkney, met Iona while studying at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow and has been playing with Iona for about 4 years.
Charlie is from Fort Augustus and has been playing fiddle since the age of 6. He studied at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music at Plockton in Wester Ross, and together with Joseph Peach was a Finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2017.