A NEW song released by Scots folksinger Iona Fyfe in collaboration with Aberdeen Football Club has reached the charts and garnered hundreds of thousands of views.

The award-winning singer, originally from Huntly in Aberdeenshire, recently released a version of The Northern Lights (of Aberdeen) that was originally written by Mary Webb.

The new cover of the iconic song was commissioned by Aberdeen FC for their 21/22 season ticket campaign.

The video has already been viewed more than 225,000 on social media and briefly reached number 39 on the UK iTunes Download Charts.

The new interpretation was created with award-winning Scottish folk musicians Graham Rorie, Aidan Moodie (Gnoss) and Michael Biggins, the current winner of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year.

Fyfe is the youngest ever winner of Scots Singer of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards and recently performed in the final of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year final 2021.

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Fyfe said: “It’s wonderful to partner up with Aberdeen Football Club to release a new version of such an iconic song, written by Mary Webb. At a time when musicians can’t tour or perform live, I’ve really appreciated being able to collaborate with the club creatively, and really appreciate them supporting the arts. I’ve been overwhelmed with the response it has received so far.”

Lisa Sheran, head of communications at Aberdeen FC, commented: “As we eagerly anticipate the return of our supporters to their spiritual home at Pittodrie, we were keen to ignite that sense of belonging with a season ticket campaign which pulled at the heartstrings.

"In order to complement our, #MyHomeinAberdeen campaign, it was our desire to collaborate with a local musician who could record a unique and poignant version of the The Northern Lights, a song which has echoed around Pittodrie for years.

"Our search led us to Iona and with her links to the North East it was the perfect partnership. Iona and her fellow musicians have done a wonderful version of the song, a song which means so much to many Aberdeen supporters, and we’re extremely thankful to her for helping to bring our vision to life.”

You can watch the promotional video below and download the full song HERE