Aberdeenshire folksinger, lona 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, lona has been described as “one of the best Scotland has to offer.” (Global-Music.de) lona 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.
With a number of high profile appearances under her belt, at only 21, lona has performed extensively in the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Czech republic, France, Poland, Australia, and Canada. lona was a finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year and won the Molloy Award at the Birmingham Trad Irish Fest. In 2018 lona performed at Interceltique Festival Lorient, where she was described as “a Scottish folksinger, magical and charismatic.” (Rolling Stone, France).
lona’s debut album Away From My Window was held to critical acclaim and received nationwide airplay on programmes such as BBC Radio 2 The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio Scotland’s Travelling Folk, Take The Floor, and BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal. lona’s new Ep, Dark Turn of Mind, released in 2019, features the connection between Appalachia and Aberdeenshire, with six of the same songs found in both areas. lona has studied at the prestigious Royal Conservatouire of Scotland, and holds an FLCM in Traditional Voice from the London College of Music, and is one of six directors of the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland.