21st Apr, 2021

Up-and-coming folk singer Iona Lane heading to Bromsgrove's Artrix

TALENTED up-and-coming folk singer and musician Iona Lane will be performing in the intimate studio setting at Bromsgrove’s Artrix.

Iona has released four EPs to date including Pockets which was nominated for the FATEA Short Album of the Year award in 2017.

Iona is currently studying for a BA Hons (Folk) degree, with a scholarship, at Leeds College of Music under the tuition of Jim Moray, Nancy Kerr and Bryony Griffith.

She will perform a mix of traditional and original folk songs at Artrix at 7.45pm next Friday, March 20.

Iona, who is from north Yorkshire, has been praised on the folk scene for her delicate yet powerful vocals which have been captivating audiences up and down the country.

She recorded her last EP Golden Sleeves in an afternoon at Stonegate Studios not far from her childhood home.

She said: “It was such a fitting place to record, surrounded by the countryside I grew up in.”

She added moving to Leeds and leaving home had influenced her recent songwriting and style.

“Hear The Birds, the opening track, is all about the nostalgia of the countryside now that I live in the city.

“In my first year at university I lived in the city centre.

“Late at night when the city was asleep I could always here birdsong.

“The juxtaposition of being in the city centre and hearing birds made me think of my childhood home.”

Since her last EP she has started to hone her songwriting even more and, with influences coming from folk, jazz, prog rock and traditional tunes, Iona’s music is becoming more and more eclectic.

She is in the process of putting together her debut album.

Tickets to see Iona, who is endorsed by Tanglewood Guitars, are £10 – available at artrix.co.uk or by calling 01527 577330.

Visit www.ionalane.com or search for ‘Iona Lane Music’ on Facebook and Twitter for more on her.

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