The Cross Trust was instrumental in allowing me to record, manufacture and promote my debut album, Away From My Window. As a student, it is often hard to secure project funding, but a generous grant from The Cross Trust alleviated some financial worries. This allowed me to enhance my creativity and provided me with the resources needed to record 10 traditional, self-penned and contemporary songs, which will hopefully allow me to take my career in folk music to the next level.

Press Highlights and Awards

  • MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards Scots Singer of the Year Nominee 2017
  • BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Finalist 2017
  • Molloy Award Winner at Birmingham Irish Trad Festival 2017
  • Semi-finalist in BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2015/2017
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe Sell Out 2017

"Rising star" - Brian Ferguson, The Scotsman

“One of the best that Scotland has to offer.” – GlobalMusic.de
“When it comes to folk music, she has one of the most stunning voices on the circuit today.” – Artree   
   
“Iona’s voice displays incredible confidence and maturity… Even without accompaniment, Iona’s voice is as finely tuned, precise and eminently enjoyable an instrument as you’ll find… Utterly haunting.” – Folk Radio UK