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Rhona Macfarlane is a singer songwriter from Scotland.  She is a versatile musician performing with guitar or piano, often introducing new sounds with the addition of string accompaniments.  Her songs are personal, honest and intimate with the mood being set by rich musical melodies and harmonies.

Rhona has played live on the Janice Forsyth Show on BBC Radio Scotland and has been featured on Scotland on Sunday’s New Music: Under the Radar.

Tracks from her latest EP “The Tide” have been played on several BBC Radio Scotland shows, including BBC Introducing.  The title track was shortlisted in the top 100 for the 2017 Salute Music Makers competition.

Her growing reputation has seen her invited to support a wide range of artists such as Rory Butler, Siv Jakobsen, Martha Reeves and Nell Bryden.  In early 2018 she will be performing at the Hazy Recollections at the Celtic Connections music festival.

softly floating “like a boat on silent water” you are transported away from whatever grey mundane existence you find yourself in, to a world of beautiful beats and scintillating vocals.”  Ravechild

“demonstrating an aptitude for penning a pop ballad, while simultaneously appealing to the trad community with a combination of acoustic guitar and fiddle.”  Scotland on Sunday


october 2017

20oct7:00 pm- 11:00 pmOran MorNell Bryden

november 2017

26nov7:00 pm- 10:00 pmThe Poetry ClubBrooke Bentham

january 2018

4jan7:30 pm- 11:00 pmKing Tut's Wah Wah HutKing Tuts New Year Revolution

february 2018

4feb2:30 pm- 6:00 pmHazy RecollectionsCeltic Connections 2018

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2016 Reflections

2016 was a great year for my music career with some real personal highlights.  I thought for your interest, and also my memory, I would recount some of the key moments. In the first few months of the year I was spending time working on some music with Dave Webster...

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Amazing Radio – Jim Gellatly

Great news to get an e-mail from the producer of the Jim Gellatly show on Amazing Radio informing me that Jim had chosen one of my songs to be included in the show!  The show runs on a Sunday afternoon from 2pm and is broadcast via DAB in London and Dublin, or a range...

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Scotland on Sunday

It was an interesting day.  Going for a Sunday paper and finding out you're in one of them is really exciting - as long as the news is good!  It was a privilege to be in the Scotland on Sunday Spectrum Magazine New Music: Under the Radar. Thanks to Olaf Furniss and...

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The Janice Forsyth Show

Recently I had the pleasure of getting to perform on the Janice Forsyth Show on BBC Radio Scotland show as part of Hit The Road. My journey was surprisingly calm, the sun was shining and I had plenty time.  That was until the tram was delayed and 5, 10, 15 minutes...

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Rhona welcomes interviews from newspapers, magazines and radio stations. Below you will find examples of her music, performances, high and low resolution photos and technical specification for live performances.  Please use the contact link on the menu bar if you need any further information.







Rhona Macfarlane is a singer songwriter from Scotland.  She is a multi-instrumentalist at ease on the violin, piano or guitar.  She has been a regular at the Montrose Music Festival and over the last few years her live performances have reached new audiences including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Perthshire Amber and the renowned Danny Kyle open stage at Celtic Connections.  In 2015 she completed a tour as part of “Hit the Road,” played live on the Janice Forsyth show on BBC Radio Scotland and was featured on Scotland on Sunday’s New Music: Under the Radar.  In 2016 she was selected to perform at the Music for Youth Exchange hosted by Vic Galloway and the Gardyne Youth Music Initiative hosted by Jim Gellatly.  In addition to her singer songwriter interests, Rhona has played violin for the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and took part in the 2015 Tour of China and the 2016 BBC Proms.  She studies violin at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
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Yamaha CPX700II Electric Acoustic Guitar Yamaha APX500II Electric Acoustic Guitar Roland FP7 Digital Piano 1 DI 1 Vocal Microphone Depending on the live performance, additional instrument amplification may be required for string accompaniment e.g. violin, viola and cello.

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