A richly celebrated Scottish folk singer and songwriter, Siobhan Miller’s soulful and stirring renewal of traditional song has won her the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Track, and the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards’ Scots Singer of the Year an unprecedented four times.
She released her fourth solo album – All is Not Forgotten in 2020, despite having only embarked upon her solo career five years prior. A return to her acoustic roots, and combining her love of traditional songs with original material, the album develops many of the themes and ideas from previous releases Mercury (2018), Strata (2017) and Flight of Time (2015). All three were nominated for BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards’ Album of the Year, highlighting not only her extensive range and depth through traditional, contemporary and self-penned material, but also her “delicate, nourishing vocals and lyrically rich compositions” (The List).
In 2019 alone, she stacked up over one million streams on Spotify whilst undertaking extensive international tours with her band – including their debut Australian tour, beginning at the world-renowned Woodford Folk Festival over New Year.
Born in Penicuik, Midlothian, and now based in Glasgow, Siobhan has been a regular performer at the city’s Celtic Connections festival, where she was Artistic Director for the 2016 Opening Concert. Having grown up in Scotland’s rich folk scene, singing at festivals she attended with her parents from a young age, she made her debut at the Auchtermuchty Festival when she was just 13 years old – winning both the children’s and women’s competitions.
Alongside her extensive solo ventures, Siobhan’s unique vocal style has been honed through collaborations with many of Scotland’s top musicians – including Eddi Reader, with whom she has toured widely and formed a close musical bond, supporting and singing alongside, and making guest appearances on each other’s albums. She has also made guest appearances with the National Theatre of Scotland, spent a season on Broadway, returned to the US for a monthlong residency in Boston’s Majestic Theatre for Brian O’Donovan’s Celtic Christmas Sojourn, and can be spotted on US/UK TV drama Outlander.
★★★★★ The Scotsman
‘One of the best Scottish traditional singers on the planet’ / fRoots
‘assured and precise… Siobhan Miller’s vocals are bright and unforced.’ / The Guardian
‘a writing talent that’s as impressive as her velvet voice’ / The Herald