Yvonne Lyon is a singer-songwriter, musician and teacher based in Greenock. She studied for a Masters in Songwriting and Performance at the University of the West of Scotland.
In under one week her album, ‘These Small Rebellions’, produced by Wet Wet Wet guitarist, Graeme Duffin, was Iain Anderson’s album of the week on his late night BBC Radio Scotland show. Her music combines poignant lyrics with strong, creative melodies, demonstrating a voice that can be both fragile and intense. Yvonne has shared the stage with artists such as US singer/songwriter Patti Griffin, Roots and folk songwriter Karine Polwart, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Boo Hewerdine and Irish folk singer/songwriter Luka Bloom.
In 2009 Yvonne won the Burnsong International Songwriting Competition. She performed her winning song ‘All Is Not Lost’ at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and since this success she has consistently appeared on BBC 1, BBC Alba and has had two sessions with Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2.