Siobhan wins scots Trad AWArds 'scots singer of the year' for the Third Time
Siobhan was thrilled to take home the prize for 'Scots Singer of The Year' at the fifteenth annual MG Alba Scots Trad Awards. A huge thank you to everyone who voted for her to win for an unprecedented third time.
New Live Video - The Sun Shines High - Recorded live at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Here's another live video recorded at the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh earlier this year. It features the song The Sun Shines High, taken from the new album Strata.
New Live Video - If I Had KnowN - Recorded Live at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Here's a new live video recorded at the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh earlier this year. It features the song If I Had Know, taken from Siobhan's debut album Flight of Time.
SIOBHAN MILLER 'STRATA' - THE NEW ALBUM - OUT NOW
Siobhan Miller - Strata
Out Now on CD/LP/DL
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1. Banks Of Newfoundland
2. What You Do With What You've Got
3. One Too Many Mornings
4. Pound A Week Rise
5. The Unquiet Grave
6. Thanksgiving Eve
7. The Sun Shines High
8. The Month Of January
9. False, False
10. Bonny Light Horseman
11. The Ramblin' Rover
Siobhan Miller: Vocals
Louis Abbott: Drums & Percussion (except 5) Vocals (3)
Aaron Jones: Bouzouki Guitar (1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11) Guitar (3 & 9) Backing Vocals (1 & 10)
Euan Burton: Double & Electric Bass (except 5) Roli Seaboard (1, 3 & 5) Fender Rhodes (7) Backing Vocals (1 & 11)
Kris Drever: Guitar (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 10) Vocals (4)
Ian Carr: Guitar (2, 5, 8 & 11)
Tom Gibbs: Piano (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10 & 11) Harmonium (8)
Megan Henderson: Fiddle & Viola (9 & 11) Backing Vocals (1, 2, 10 & 11)
Jack Smedley: Fiddle & Viola (1, 3 & 10)
Aidan O’Rourke: Fiddle (6 & 7)
Phil Cunningham: Accordion (4 & 11)
Paul McKenna: Backing Vocals (2 & 11)
Produced by Euan Burton, Recorded by Euan Burton at Gloworm Recording, Glasgow
Additional Engineering by Iain Hutchison, Mixed by Iain Hutchison at Gloworm Recording
Mastered by Paul Savage at Chem 19. Photography, Artwork and Layout by James Morrison
Siobhan Miller releases her hotly-anticipated second solo album, Strata on February 24th, 2017. The release will be previewed at a headline show at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival, in the city’s Mitchell Theatre on January 26, ahead of a UK tour starting in The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, on the album’s release date, and taking in dates in London, Birmingham, Stirling and Inverness, amongst many more.
Following her 2014 debut, Flight of Time, Strata consists of eleven songs, from a variety of sources, that Miller grew up listening to and performing in her youth. All newly arranged and now recorded by her for the first time, the material reflects on her musical upbringing whilst forging her own path forward. Her vocal performances sit atop the all-star talents of some of Scotland’s finest musicians, including Kris Drever and Aidan O’Rourke of Lau and Admiral Fallow frontman Louis Abbott.
Strata’s carefully chosen material shows the many influences on Miller’s formative musical years and her personal connection to each of the songs lies at the heart of this album, with the story behind each song equally as important as the song itself. Songs passed down by Scotland’s source and revival singers - such as The Unquiet Grave and False, False - sit alongside titles from contemporary writers that she grew up listening to, including Bob Dylan’s One Too Many Mornings and Pound a Week Rise, penned by Ed Pickford.
It would be true to say that the album, and its selection process, is the culmination and an illustration of Miller’s musical journey to date. Whilst she has long been keen to record these songs, so too does the album fulfil a long held desire to pay tribute to Sheila Stewart, Dick Gaughan, Gordeanna McCulloch, Rod Paterson and her father, Brian Miller, by continuing to share the songs they have passed on to her. The album also features guest appearances from living legend Phil Cunningham, who performs on two tracks - including the much-loved The Ramblin Rover, written by his former Silly Wizard bandmate, the late great Andy M. Stewart.
With such a deeply personal song selection, a strong desire throughout the recording process was to stay true to the songs and their stories whilst retaining a contemporary edge. As such, the studio sessions - recorded in Glasgow, with producer Euan Burton at the helm - consist of live performances and arrangements, with Miller and her band recording complete takes together in the studio. By forgoing modern conventions, such as click tracks and layering, this allowed her to perform the material in as natural an environment as possible, resulting in an album that captures Siobhan in her element.
2017 UK Tour Dates
Jan 26 - GLASGOW - Celtic Connections, Mitchell Theatre
http://www.celticconnections.com - 0141 353 8000
Feb 24 - EDINBURGH - The Queen’s Hall
http://www.thequeenshall.net - 0131 6682019
Feb 25 - GREENOCK - Beacon Arts Centre
http://www.beaconartscentre.co.uk - 01475 723 723.
Feb 26 - BIRMINGHAM - Hare & Hounds
http://hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk - 0121 444 2081
Feb 27 - KINGSKERSWELL - Kingskerswell Parish Church
Feb 28 - LONDON - The Slaughtered Lamb
http://www.theslaughteredlambpub.com/ - 020 7253 1516
Mar 2 - WHITHORN - The Swallow Theatre
http://swallowtheatre.co.uk - 01988 850368
Mar 3 - NEW GALLOWAY - The Catstrand
http://www.catstrand.com - 01644 420 374
Mar 4 - STONEHAVEN - Town Hall
http://www.stonehavenfolkclub.co.uk - 01569 764202
Mar 5 - ELGIN - The Drouthy Cobbler
http://thedrouthycobbler.co.uk/ - 01343 596000
Mar 7 - EYEMOUTH - The Hippodrome
http://eyemouthhippodrome.org/ - 01890 750099
Mar 8 - SKYE - Seall at Sabhal mòr Ostaig
http://www.seall.co.uk - 01471 844 207
Mar 9 - INVERNESS - Eden Court
https://www.eden-court.co.uk - 01463 234 234
Mar 11 - STIRLING - Tolbooth
http://culturestirling.org/tolbooth - 01786 27 4000
New Single - One Too Many Mornings - Out Now
The new single 'One Too Many Mornings' Out Now
We are excited to announce the new Siobhan Miller single One Too Many Mornings, taken from her forthcoming album Strata, is out now. As well as Siobhan’s vocals, the track features Aaron Jones & Kris Drever (guitar), Tom Gibbs (piano), Euan Burton (bass) and Jack Smedley (viola). This interpretation of Bob Dylan’s classic song also features vocals and drums, from Admiral Fallow frontman Louis Abbott.
Daughter of folk musician Brian Miller and from a musical household the new album ‘Strata’ sees her looking back to the songs she grew up around and that influenced her musical life. Refreshing these songs and recording them for the first time, she is joined on the album by some of Scotland’s finest musicians including Megan Henderson, Aidan O’Rourke and Phil Cunningham.
2017 Tour Dates
26th Jan – GLASGOW – Celtic Connections – The Mitchell Theatre
24th Feb – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall
25th Feb – GREENOCK – Beacon Arts Centre
26th Feb – BIRMINGHAM – Hare & Hounds
27th Feb – KINGSKERSWELL – Parish Church
28th Feb – LONDON – The Slaughtered Lamb
2nd Mar – WHITHORN – Swallow Theatre
3rd Mar – NEW GALLOWAY – Catstrand
4th Mar – STONEHAVEN – Town Hall
5th Mar – ELGIN – The Drouthy Cobbler
7th Mar – EYEMOUTH – Hippodrome
8th Mar – SKYE – Sabha mor Ostaig
9th Mar – INVERNESS – Eden Court
11th Mar – STIRLING – Tolbooth