Two-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year, Siobhan Miller is widely regarded as one of the foremost vocalists in Scotland. Her soulful and stirring renewal of traditional song effortlessly stills and silences all spaces, from the most vast concert halls to the bar sessions afterwards.
Following her well-received and Scots Trad Music Awards nominated debut album, Flight of Time – produced by James Grant – her hotly-anticipated follow-up, Strata was released in February 2017 to wide critical acclaim. Strata’s carefully chosen material – eleven songs that Miller grew up listening to and performing in her youth – showcases the many influences on her formative musical years. Songs passed down by Scotland’s source and revival singers – such as The Unquiet Grave and False, False – sit alongside titles from contemporary writers including Bob Dylan’s One Too Many Mornings and Pound a Week Rise, penned by Ed Pickford.
Siobhan’s award-winning style has been honed through collaborations and studies with many of Scotland’s top musicians. She is part of the all-star cast and a featured solo singer within Far Far from Ypres, directed by Ian MacCalman, has performed on Broadway, New York, and in 2014 was a guest singer with National Theatre of Scotland in their Alternative Burns production. A recipient of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, alongside Jeana Leslie – with whom she went on to release two acclaimed albums and tour internationally, Siobhan is also a former member of folk group Salt House, whose album was heralded as “seamless” by The Guardian.
Nationwide television appearances, performances for royalty and heads of state, appearances on the US/UK TV drama Outlander, and outings at many of the UK’s major folk festivals – including Cambridge, Cropredy, Towersey, Underneath the Stars, Orkney, Shetland, and The Great British Folk Festival – illustrate just why she has been lauded as “the finest young interpreter of Scots traditional song” (Scotland on Sunday).
‘One of the best Scottish traditional singers on the planet’
‘assured and precise… Siobhan Miller’s vocals are bright and unforced.’
‘One of the finest young voices on the Scottish folk scene’
‘a writing talent that’s as impressive as her velvet voice’
‘one of the most exciting new traditional singers in Scotland.’
Donald Shaw, Celtic Connections Artistic Director
Upcoming Dates7th Aug, '17 - SIDMOUTH FOLK WEEK
12th Aug, '17 - DARTMOOR FOLK FESTIVAL
13th Aug, '17 - DARTMOOR FOLK FESTIVAL
20th Oct, '17 - EDGWORTH – Bromley Cross Folk Club
21st Oct, '17 - EAST KILBRIDE – The Village Inn
Previous Dates19th Nov, '16 - FALKIRK – Falkirk Town Hall
26th Nov, '16 - MUSSELBURGH – The Brunton
25th Jan, '17 - GLASGOW – Celtic Connections – The Old Fruitmarket (BEMIS celebrates BURNS)
26th Jan, '17 - GLASGOW – Celtic Connections – The Mitchell Theatre
24th Feb, '17 - EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall
25th Feb, '17 - GREENOCK – Beacon Arts Centre
26th Feb, '17 - BIRMINGHAM – Hare & Hounds
27th Feb, '17 - KINGSKERSWELL – Parish Church
28th Feb, '17 - LONDON – The Slaughtered Lamb
2nd Mar, '17 - NEWTON STEWART – The Swallow Theatre
3rd Mar, '17 - NEW GALLOWAY – The CatStrand
4th Mar, '17 - STONEHAVEN – Community Centre
5th Mar, '17 - ELGIN – The Drouthy Cobbler
7th Mar, '17 - EYEMOUTH – Hippodrome
8th Mar, '17 - SKYE – Seall at Sabhal mor Ostaig
9th Mar, '17 - INVERNESS – Eden Court
11th Mar, '17 - STIRLING – Tolbooth