15th April – Siobhan and Brian Miller

Siobhan Miller has a remarkable singing voice and along with her Dad Brian, will top-the-bill at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 15th April. It’s a change to the scheduled programme but one that will suit the Irvine Club audience very well.
From Penicuik in Midlothian, Siobhan has been singing since her early teens and eventually went on to study Scottish Music at the RSAMD in Glasgow. She is a twice-winner of The Scots Singer of The Year Award plus, along with Jeanna Leslie won BBC Radio 2’s Young Folk Award in 2008. Siobhan sings, plays piano, composes songs and is an experienced singing tutor.
Her debut solo album Flight of Time was released at the end of last year and, in a departure from her traditional repertoire, the album features 10 contemporary songs but all with emphasis on telling a story. Three of Siobhan’s own compositions are included on the album.
Juggling solo gigs, tutoring singing, composing, appearing with new band Salt House plus numerous collaborations with many of Scotland’s top musicians are some of the things that keep Siobhan very busy. She tours extensively in the UK and has added Germany, USA and Barbados to her gig list!
Appearing with Siobhan at Irvine will be her Dad Brian. He is a much respected figure in Scottish Trad music and his chosen instrument is the Guitar. Over a long career, Brain has been a member of many bands including The Laggan, Swan Arcade, The Great Fife Road Show, The Occasionals and, of late, The Stars Band. In fact, Brian will be at this year’s Marymass Folk Festival as part of The Stars Band supporting Arthur Johnstone.
Be at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 15th April for 8pm to hear Siobhan Miller & Brian Miller. The Club meets in Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road and it’s BYOB.