Folkaway with Iona Lane and more
Tickets £7 in advance or £10 on the door.
An evening of neo-folk & acoustic delights featuring rising stars who come from SW16 and beyond. Folk singer-songwriter IONA LANE will headline this month, with support TBC!
We also welcome acoustic singer-songwriters to perform on the Hideaway stage for our open-mic slots - please EMAIL us with any audio or video links!
Iona is a young, upcoming folk singer and musician who is currently studying for a Folk degree at Leeds College of Music under the tuition of Jim Moray, Nancy Kerr and Bryony Griffith. Performing a mix of traditional and original folk songs, Iona has been praised throughout the scene for her delicate yet powerful vocals, which have been captivating audiences up and down the country for several years.
Iona has released four EPs to date: ‘Dry Stone Walls’ (2015); ‘Solace’ (2017); ‘Pockets’ (2017) and ‘Golden Sleeves’ (2018). 'Pockets' was nominated for the FATEA Award for Single/EP/Short Album of the Year 2017. Iona is set to release her debut album in 2020.
Her current release, ‘Golden Sleeves’, was recorded in an afternoon at Stonegate Studios (Bentham), just down the road from Iona’s childhood home in rural North Yorkshire. “It was such a fitting place to record, surrounded by the countryside I grew up in.” Iona talks about how moving to Leeds and leaving home has 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.” ‘Golden Sleeves’ comprises of two original songs and a traditional Irish song, called ‘The Month of January’, which she learnt from the singing of June Tabor.
Since the release of her latest EP, ‘Golden Sleeves’, Iona has started to hone her songwriting even more with influences coming from folk, jazz, prog rock and traditional music Iona’s songwriting is becoming more and more eclectic. Having supported many names within the folk scene including: Ken Nicol, Blair Dunlop, Larkin Poe, State of the Union, Iona Fyfe, Edgelarks, Luke Jackson, Gilmore & Roberts, Alden, Patterson & Dashwood, Boo Hewerdine, and The Askew Sisters to name a few. Iona has played many headline gigs across the UK as well as a co-headline tour with songwriter Kate Howden. Catch a rising star on the up!
A Hideaway Joint Promotion in Association with the artists.