Support Iona Fyfe's New Album!

by Iona Fyfe in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 19th April 2021 we successfully raised £26,413 with 494 supporters in 28 days

I'm recording a new album & need your help to access Creative Scotland match funds. The project could employ over 20 freelance creatives!

by Iona Fyfe in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

This stretch target will:

• Help to cover some of the platform fees

• Hire a music PR (plugger) in the US and the UK

• Spend more on digital marketing - meaning the music will reach new ears!

• Shoot an additional music video 


I'm Iona Fyfe, a folksinger and Scots Language activist from Huntly, based in Glasgow. I'm raising funds to create my new album of Scots Songs from the James Madison Carpenter collection. I hope to raise a total of £20,000 - £10,000 in public donations, and possibly £10,000 in match funding from Creative Scotland. Hitting this target would provide well-paid work for over 20 Scotland-based freelancers and businesses, who have had their livelihood impacted by Covid.

Due to the pandemic, my live shows have been cancelled, and like all performance-based creatives, my income has disappeared completely. But... 

I've been chosen as one of 20 competitors to take part in the Creative Scotland Crowdfunder Competition. If I meet the milestones below, I could receive up to £10,000 in match funding from Creative Scotland. But time is of the essence as 19 other projects are gunning for the same match funding, which is distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis. It will soon run out. The sooner that supporters contribute, the more chance I have of accessing the match funds. Please do consider supporting ASAP! 

I've put together some really exciting perks for you to claim in exchange for your support. You can have a listen to my previous work here.

The first 30 supporters will immediately be sent a download of my new single, Scotland Yet, not out until 2nd April.


BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Finalist 2021

Scots Performer of the Year - Scots Language Awards 2020

Scots Singer of the Year - MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018

Folk Band of the Year (nominee) - MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2019


If I raised £10,000 from 200 supporters, I'll be in with the chance of gaining £10,000 from Creative Scotland, but only if I hit the milestones below in a matter of days





I'm releasing an 11-track album of songs and ballads from The James Madison Carpenter Collection. I hope to also raise funds to create 2X music videos and hold a livestream launch concert featuring all the musicians on the album. James Madison Carpenter was an American folklorist who visited the North East of Scotland and recorded source singers on wax-cylinder. He discovered singers such as Bell Duncan who other collectors of the time weren't aware of.  The music will feature key collaborators such as Graham Rorie (Gnoss), Jack McRobbie and Michael Biggins (BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2021). Second albums are notoriously tricky, and I want to be able to make this the highest quality it can be, by hiring the best collaborators and creatives. 



Releasing an album is a costly business - and every creative involved must be paid fairly for their time, skills and expertise. At a time where people are struggling through the pandemic, your generosity means so much. Transparency about where the money will go is important. About 7% -10% of what I raise on this Crowdfunder will go to platform fee's. Here's a wee breakdown of some costs: 



If you aren't able to financially contribute, I totally understand! Times are hard. You can still help out enormously by sharing my crowdfunder link to your social media, and sharing it with people you think might be interested! Don't forget to tag me! @ionafyfe on Twitter, @ionafyfe on Facebook and @iona.fyfe on Instagram.

Thanks for reading this far - I appreciate all your support. If you have any questions at all, then please get in touch via email [email protected] I'll be updating this page regularly so keep an eye on the UPDATES section for news about the project. 

A muckle thanks, Iona x


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Aberdeenshire singer, Iona Fyfe, has become one of Scotland’s finest young folk singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland. The youngest ever 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 is a fierce advocate for the official recognition of the Scots Language and is a fine exponent of the Doric dialect, winning the title of Performer of the Year at the Scots Language Awards in 2020. Iona led a successful campaign to pressure Spotify to recognise Scots and add it to its list of languages. She was finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2021 award. With a number of high profile appearances under her belt, Iona has toured throughout the UK, Poland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Canada and Australia. A nominee for Folk Band of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, Iona 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. 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£20 or more

150 of 200 claimed

Early Access Signed CD

Get a signed copy of my new album before anybody else! Shipped to you at least two weeks before its official 2022 launch date. Only 200 Early Release available at this tier. Digital download code included.

£3 or more

Signed Personalised Postcard

I’ll send you a fresh newly-designed signed postcard with personal message to thank you!

£5 or more

Personalised Video Message

I’ll send you a wee video message shout out to you or a loved one of your choice.

£5 or more

17 of 200 claimed

Signed Postcard, Sticker + Scots Language Badge

Fresh designs of my A6 postcard, sticker and Scots Language phrase pin badge sent to you. I’ll write a wee personalised message on the postcard.

£8 or more

Digital Download

You’ll be sent a download code for my new album (and liner notes, lyrics) in time for its 2022 launch.

£15 or more

Signed CD and A4 Poster

A signed physical copy of my brand-new album and signed A4 poster, shipped to you in time for its 2022 launch date. Also includes digital download code.

£35 or more

Mini Braw-Bundle

Handwritten Lyric Sheet of one song from the new album + Signed A4 poster + Personalised A6 Postcard + Sticker + Scots Language Badge + Early Release Signed CD + Digital Download Code

£50 or more

13 of 25 claimed

I'll Teach You Something

A 45 minute session via Zoom. It can be a singing lesson, a chat, a coaching session, a consultation about your project or idea, or a social media/marketing coaching session. Whatever goes. Also includes Early Release Signed CD + Digital Download.

£70 or more

Your Name In The Album

Your name will be printed in the album’s liner notes and on my website. Also includes Early Release Signed CD and digital download code.

£150 or more

Cover Song of YOUR choice

£150 Cover Song of Your Choice You choose the song, I will cover it solo. I’ll send you the video of me singing it, as well as post it to my social media channels. Also includes Early Access Signed Physical CD and digital download code. You'll also get your name in the album liner notes.

£250 or more

Big Braw Bundle

As a thanks for your generous donation, you’ll get: Your name on the album liner notes + website // Cover Song of Your Choice // Early Release Signed CD + Digital Download // Signed copy of Dark Turn of Mind EP // Personal thank you video message // Shout-out on Twitter @ionafyfe // Signed A4 poster // A6 postcard // Sticker // Scots Language Badge

£300 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Virtual House Concert - invite yer pals!

We’ll connect via Zoom, and I’ll do a solo performance and chit chat live to your living room! You can invite all your friends and family to the Zoom room! In advance, you can request 2 new songs for me to cover especially for this gig. I'll entertain you for an hour or so. Non-commercial only. Also includes signed physical CD and digital download code.

£400 or more

YOUR name on DISK + Gig Tix + Meet and Greet

EVERYTHING in the Big-Braw Bundle plus your name EMBOSSED on the album disk plus 2X tickets + meet and greet at a live show in the UK (subject to availability, but I’ll make it work!)

£900 or more


As a star-supporter, you shall get EVERYTHING: 2X tickets to a live show in UK + meet and greet // Your Name on Disk // Your Name on Liner Notes, Website and Mailing List // Song Cover of Your Choice // Zoom Gig For You // 45 minutes Zoom lesson // Dark Turn of Mind EP CD // Early Release Signed CD // Shout out on Twitter @ionafyfe // Signed A4 poster // A6 postcard, sticker + Scots Language Badge // Personalised Video Message

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