LISTEN: Iona Fyfe – The Northern Lights
Iona Fyfe is an award winning Scottish folksinger hailing from the North East of Scotland. Carrying on the musical traditions of her native Aberdeenshire, Fyfe is a talented ballad singer, performing songs in the traditional Scots language. In 2019, she released her first fully English-sung EP ‘Dark Turn of Mind‘, which consisted of six transatlantic ballads and songs, drawing connections to the Appalachian region in the USA and Aberdeenshire.
Fyfe’s latest single is a beautiful rendition of the beloved traditional ballad, ‘Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen‘. The song was originally written by English-born Mary Webb, who sung the ballad for a home sick Aberdonian, with whom she worked with in a hospital kitchen. The song was later sent to Scottish tenor singer, Robert Wilson, who performed it at the Albert Hall, where after it became a Scottish staple.
Artist: Iona Fyfe
Track: The Northern Lights
Album: N/A (Single)
Genre: Traditional Folk
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