Iona Lane is a young, upcoming folk singer and musician, whose emotive and well-crafted songs are delivered with immense passion, and an understanding beyond her years for the stories she is telling. Having found herself fascinated by folklore and discovering untold folk stories from rural parts of the UK, where the natural environment, landscape, sustainability and community are so integral to people’s way of life, Iona has honed her songwriting to create something really special.
With the support of Help Musicians UK Do-It-Differently Fund, Iona is to record her debut album in Spring 2021 with producer Andy Bell<(Hudson Records, producer of Karine Polwart, Jon Boden, Jenny Sturgeon and more) at the helm. This album has been long awaited and will be filled with songs that have been nurtured over Iona’s career. Having already released four EPs to date Iona’s debut album has been long awaited by those in the folk scene.
Iona graduated in July 2020 with a first class BA Hons (Music) Folk degree, with a scholarship, from Leeds Conservatoire under the tuition of Jim Moray, Sam Carter, Stuart McCallum (The Breath), Pete Flood, Nancy Kerr and Bryony Griffith.
Karine Polwart selected Iona to receive the Taran Guitars Young Players Bursary 2020. She will be working with luthier Rory Dowling to design and create a custom guitar that is unique for her music.