Fiona Soe Paing is a singer, producer and songwriter exploring the folklore and balladry of Northeast Scotland, combining traditional song and story with experimental electronic production, to create a dark and distinctive avant-folk sound.
Brought up in rural Aberdeenshire, and of Scottish/Burmese heritage, Fiona recently discovered she is related to one of the area’s original ballad singers, John Strachan. Intrigued to find out more about the singer, Fiona recorded a version of one of Strachan’s songs- this led to digging deeper into the amazingly rich seam of Northeast Scotland’s balladry tradition.
In the press
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Startling Scottish balladry with a global scope.
Dark, extraordinary versions of traditional songs… I am already a big fan.
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Avant-folk doesn’t get much better than this…a sublimely powerful and lingering experience.
A wonderful stirring album