Genre:Celtic, Classical, Folk, World
*** NEWS ***
Siobhan's "Lilium" and "Celestial Echoes" albums also
This album promises to take you on a reflective musical journey across the Celtic lands of Wales, Scotland and Ireland – and far beyond! You will be enchanted by sublime vocals, heavenly harp and stunning instrumental arrangements.
Lilium - the Lily - symbolises Purity, Beauty and Serenity, so is a fitting title for Siobhán's third album which has been produced to showcase the purity and beauty of Siobhán's voice and the serenity of her delicate harp playing.
These beautiful acoustic songs have been recorded in an intimate concert style setting.
Siobhan's album “Celestial Echoes” was recorded in the acoustic setting of a converted Church (Chapel Lane Studios near Adelaide).
"The recording shows, without pretence, the beauty and honesty in Siobhán’s vocals.
18 year old Siobhan was born in Wales with Welsh and Irish heritage. Classically trained, Siobhan turns her haunting soprano voice and delicate harp playing to a repertoire of traditional Celtic songs. At a young age she has already recorded three albums, won classical and folk awards and has played at many major festivals. She is a truly enchanting performer.
Siobhan has been singing since she was very young. At 9 years of age she gave her first major solo performance in a "Riverdance" style show called "Shades of Green" which toured South Australia. She recorded her first CD "With Love From Siobhan" at the age of 10 as a gift for family and friends. When Siobhan was 12 she gave her first major solo performance at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, singing the beautiful Irish traditional “My Lagan Love”. Siobhan has been a winner of many local Eisteddfods and competitions since her first Eisteddfod in 2003.
Over the last few years Siobhan has given 5 solo "Lunch Hour Recitals " for Recitals Australia. Siobhan won the 2008 AMEB Grade 5 Singing Prize, and was invited to sing at the 2009 AMEB "High Achievers' Concert" after gaining a High Distinction (A+) for her Grade 6 Singing Exam. She also won the 2009 Adelaide Eisteddfod "Junior Vocal Championship". Siobhan completed a Diploma of Classical Music (Voice) at Adelaide University's Elder Conservatorium in 2010, and is now studying towards a Bachelor of Music Education (Classical voice).
Siobhan has performed at many Celtic/Folk events, including the following festivals:
* Adelaide Fringe Festival (SA) - 2008, 2010, 2012 & 2013
* Port Celtica Festival (SA) - 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010
* Kapunda Celtic Festival (SA) - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012
* Fleurieu Folk Festival (SA) - 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011
* National Folk Festival (ACT) - 2009 & 2010
* Australian Celtic Festival (NSW) - 2009
* National Celtic Festival (VIC) - 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2013
* Cygnet Folk Festival (TAS) - 2010 & 2011
* Tamar Valley Folk Festival (TAS) - 2010
* Woodford Folk Festival (QLD) - 2010/11 & 2011/12
Siobhan was voted "Most Outstanding Emerging Artist" in the 2009 South Australian Folk Awards and was a finalist in the 2010 National Folk Youth Awards.
In January 2011, Siobhan won 2 Irish Music Awards: "Best New Irish Music Artist" and "Top Harpist". This year she has been nominated for another Irish Music Award: "Best Female Vocalist".
Siobhan was invited to sing at the 2008 Adelaide Fringe Festival with French singer/harpist Cecile Corbel and her band after they met on Myspace! Singing with Cecile inspired Siobhan to learn to play the harp. Siobhan now often accompanies her beautiful singing on harp - an ethereal blend! She presented her own Fringe Festival show "Celestial Echoes" in 2010.
Non-musical pursuits - Siobhan enjoys drawing (especially manga), reading, photography and learning languages (Japanese at the moment).