American duo head for Mull and Iona

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Iona and Mull will hear an American spin on some traditional Scottish songs this month, as folk duo Fellow Pynins embark on their new UK tour.

The Portland-based act, comprised of Dani Aubert and Ian Van Ornum, first played in Scotland in 2016 when they realised they had Scottish heritage.

The discovery led them to include elements of Scottish music in their new repertoire, which will be performed at An Tobar in Tobermory on Tuesday, August 14, and at Iona library the following evening.

Originally performing together as a part of the folk orchestra Patchy Sanders before forming Fellow Pynins, the duo’s songs incorporate a range of instruments from the banjo to the bouzouki.

They will play original songs from their album Hunter and the Hunted, a lilting and intimate acoustic album, as well as their unique spin on
traditional music.

The doors will open at 8pm for both performances and tickets will cost £8-£10. For more box office information, contact 01688 302211.