One of the foremost traditional singers in Scotland, Siobhan Miller is an exceptional talent. 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). Following her well-received debut – produced by James Grant – her hotly-anticipated follow-up, Strata features eleven carefully chosen songs that Miller grew up listening to and performing in her youth – showcasing the many influences on her formative musical years. Songs passed down by Scotland’s source and revival singers – such as The Unquiet Grave and False, False – sit alongside titles from contemporary writers including Bob Dylan’s One Too Many Mornings and Pound a Week Rise, penned by Ed Pickford.