Rhona Macfarlane is a singer-songwriter from Scotland whose reflective, vulnerable story telling casts a spell over her audiences. Her songs are personal, honest, and intimate and recall a range of influences including Joni Mitchell, The Blue Nile, Nick Drake, John Martyn and Adrianne Lenker. A graduate of The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in classical violin, she is a versatile musician performing with guitar or piano, often introducing new sounds with the addition of string accompaniments which she arranges.
Rhona released her latest EP ‘Closing the Window’ on the 12th of November. Produced by Matt Ingram, the EP is a collection of songs inspired by a time of inward reflection and solitude during the pandemic. A time when family and friend ties were cut and sharing music was limited. This period of personal writing also coincided with Rhona’s transition from student into adulthood.
The first single ‘Better When You’re Around’ was selected as record of the week on the BBC Radio Scotland Afternoon Show. Tracks from the EP have also enjoyed extensive radio play including Louise Mason at Reform Radio, BBC Radio nan Gàidheal, BBC Introducing, The Roddy Hart Show, Travelling Folk and the Iain Anderson Show on BBC Radio Scotland.