Jo Philby

A popular Orkney-based singer/songwriter, Jo Philby takes her listeners on an absorbing musical journey, weaving textures of folk, roots and country to tell stories of the sea and island life. Jo is joined by Orcadian Elaine Grieve, sensitively accompanying on mandola and guitar whilst providing haunting harmony vocals.

With three albums to her name, Jo and Elaine can often be seen performing throughout Orkney and regularly tour further south too – delighting audiences with their warm and friendly stage presence alongside their music and song.



"Jo has a pure and mature voice and clearly believes in her chosen material...quietly beguiling." - fRoots

“Jo Philby’s stunning, clear and captivating voice is accompanied by the highly gifted multi instrumentalist Elaine Grieve….a match made in musical heaven!” – Alan Grant, Celtic Music Radio