Friday, November 12, 2010

New Jeana Leslie and Siobhan Miller CD released on Greentrax

Jeana Leslie & Siobhan Miller are two of Scotland's talented young traditional musicians. Working together as a duo, they won the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2008

Jeana Leslie - fiddle, voice
Jeana hails from Deerness in Orkney. A member of the group Hadhirgann she has many varied influences and has visited the east coast of Canada (PEI & Cape Breton) many times where she has played with the local musicians. Jeana is a also a keen tune writer and has played at Orkney Folk Festival both as a soloist and band member. A student at RSAMD she received the Jimmy Shand Scholarship from the academy for promising musician with first study in fiddle or accordion. Jenna is also a senior teacher for the RSAMD YouthWorks programme, along with teaching for Glasgow Fiddle Workshops, Glasgow Cultural Enterprises and Celtic Connections workshops throughout the year.

Siobhan Miller - voice
Siobhan is 21 and from Penicuik near Edinburgh. She is a favourite at TMSA’s Auchtermuchty Festival since first appearing there at 13 and has won both the children’s and women’s singing competitions. She has appeared as a solo singer at several festivals including Celtic Connections and guested with Jock Tamson’s Bairns at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall last year. Siobhan is currently in her third year at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow studying a BA in Scottish Music.

The CD Shadows Tall, I believe is to be released officially on the 19th of Nov. on the Greentrax label. Jim met Siobhan Miller in Leadburn. She actually waited on my husband Jim at the Leadburn Inn as she works there. To make this all the more amazing she knows Ed Miller. I hear a strong Kate Rusby influence in her music only with a Scottish twist. Her fellow musician, Jeana Leslie is also excellent and the two of them make for an outstanding sound. They hope to tour in the US soon.

Greentrax Recordings
Specialising in traditional and contemporary Gaelic and Celtic music
from Scotland and beyond.

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