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‘Cavalier proves that Eddi Reader’s talent as a singer, arranger and writer has never diminished, her music shines bright as ever.’ Folk Radio
Eddi Reader is an artist who brings joyous life to all forms of song. Her latest album Cavalier is a new creative peak in an already prestigious career, incorporating both contemporary and traditional songs and including recently performed live favourites such as Wonderful, My Favourite Dress, Starlight, Meg O’ The Glen and Maiden’s Lament.
Whilst the perfection of her technique is widely acknowledged, what sets Reader apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance; her ability not only to move the listener but to connect her experience to that of her audience. Her passion and instinct move people in a way reminiscent of those who have influenced her work. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music. She has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.
‘One of the best Scottish traditional singers on the planet’ fRoots
‘assured and precise… Siobhan Miller’s vocals are bright and unforced.’ The Guardian
‘One of the finest young voices on the Scottish folk scene’ The Scotsman
Siobhan Miller is one of the foremost traditional singers in Scotland. Her soulful and stirring renewal of traditional song has won her the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Track, and Scots Singer of the Year an unprecedented three times at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards (2011, 2013, 2017), whilst her two albums have also received widespread critical acclaim. Both Flight of Time (2015) and her most recent release, Strata (2017), were nominated for Album of the Year at the Trads, highlighting her extensive range through traditional, contemporary and self-penned material, as well as her ‘delicate, nourishing vocals and lyrically rich compositions’ (The List).
Her unique vocal style has been honed through collaborations and studies with many of Scotland’s top musicians and traditional bearers, leading to extensive tours fronting her own band, as well as guest appearances with the National Theatre of Scotland, a season on Broadway in New York, and on US/UK TV drama Outlander. Nationwide television appearances, performances for royalty and heads of state, 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).