Iona Fyfe’s latest news

Iona Fyfe / Folk Singer

Rounding up 2022

In her most recent newsletter, Iona writes “This year, albeit relatively quiet, has been full of highs – my first tour in the US was a real highlight. I’m currently recovering from knee surgery and I’m looking forward to more gigs in 2023, but will be focusing on recording my second album, The Carpenter Collection, which has been delayed beyond my control for the last year due to health issues. But it should hopefully be with crowdfunder patrons by the Summer. I truly appreciate all of the support you folks give me!”

Iona has shared her highlights from 2022:

• Winning the STUC (Scottish Trade Union Congress) Equality Award for campaigning against sexual harassment in the music industry

• Touring the US with Alex Sturbaum and Brian Lindsay

• Performing with band, The Auldeners at the 20th Anniversary of the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards

• Being added to the alumni wall at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

• Being celebrated as number #64 in The List Magazine’s ‘Hot 100’ of people making an impact on arts and culture across Scotland

• Being interviewed by Michael Portillo for BBC Two’s Great Railway Journeys

• Performing at Aberdeen Football Club’s Player of the Year awards.

Listen to Iona’s Music

Iona has recorded a Scots language version of Taylor Swift’s record-breaking All Too Well, which is available exclusively through Bandcamp here.

She has also released a staggering 10 singles this year, which have now been collected into a  compilation album (including All Too Well), which can be bought on Bandcamp here.

Finally, you can listen to Iona’s “Introducing” playlist on Spotify here for a selection of her music.

See Iona Fyfe live in 2023

You can catch Iona’s next live performance in Aberdeen

Saturday 4th March 2023


Iona Fyfe has become one of Scotland’s finest singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland.

In 2021, she became the first singer to win the coveted title of Musician of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. Iona is a fierce advocate for the official recognition of the Scots Language, leading a successful campaign to pressure Spotify into recognising Scots and add it to its list of languages. Honoured at the Scots Language Awards with the title of Speaker of the Year in 2021, Iona performs both folk and pop songs in the Scots language, remaining true to her rooting in tradition. Iona has featured in several publications including The Sunday Post, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Times. She won the title of Scots Singer of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards in 2018 and was described as “one of the best Scotland has to offer.” (


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