Songs and Traditions in Doric Scots, from Northeast Scotland

September 26th 2022
6:30-8:30 pm (Pacific Time)
FREE Workshop

Limited Space – Reserve your place to be sure!

1706 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107
(Ballard Odd Fellows Lodge)

Renowned Scottish singer Iona Fyfe leads an interactive vocal and archival exploration of songs in the West-Germanic Scots Language, in the Doric dialect. This workshop will delve into the songs and traditions from traveller singers such as the Stewarts of Fetterangus, the Stewarts of Blair, the Robertsons/Higgins and the McShannons. For all ages and abilities.

Iona Fyfe

PERFORMER BIO: Aberdeenshire folksinger, 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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