18 year old Siobhan was born in Wales with Welsh and Irish heritage. Classically trained, Siobhan turns her haunting soprano voice and delicate harp playing to a repertoire of traditional Celtic songs. At a young age she has already recorded three albums, won classical and folk awards and has played at many major festivals. She is a truly enchanting performer.
Siobhan has been singing since she was very young. At 9 years of age she gave her first major solo performance in a "Riverdance" style show called "Shades of Green" which toured South Australia. She recorded her first CD "With Love From Siobhan" at the age of 10 as a gift for family and friends. When Siobhan was 12 she gave her first major solo performance at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, singing the beautiful Irish traditional “My Lagan Love”. Siobhan has been a winner of many local Eisteddfods and competitions since her first Eisteddfod in 2003.
Over the last few years Siobhan has given 5 solo "Lunch Hour Recitals " for Recitals Australia. Siobhan won the 2008 AMEB Grade 5 Singing Prize, and was invited to sing at the 2009 AMEB "High Achievers' Concert" after gaining a High Distinction (A+) for her Grade 6 Singing Exam. She also won the 2009 Adelaide Eisteddfod "Junior Vocal Championship". Siobhan completed a Diploma of Classical Music (Voice) at Adelaide University's Elder Conservatorium in 2010, and is now studying towards a Bachelor of Music Education (Classical voice).
Siobhan has performed at many Celtic/Folk events, including the following festivals:
* Adelaide Fringe Festival (SA) - 2008 & 2010
* Port Celtica Festival (SA) - 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010
* Kapunda Celtic Festival (SA) - 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011
* Fleurieu Folk Festival (SA) - 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011
* National Folk Festival (ACT) - 2009 & 2010
* Australian Celtic Festival (NSW) - 2009
* National Celtic Festival (VIC) - 2009, 2010 & 2011
* Cygnet Folk Festival (TAS) - 2010 & 2011
* Tamar Valley Folk Festival (TAS) - 2010
* Woodford Folk Festival (QLD) - 2010/11 & 2011/12
Siobhan was voted
"Most Outstanding Emerging Artist" in the 2009 South Australian Folk Awards and was a finalist in the 2010 National Folk Youth Awards.
In January 2011, Siobhan won 2 Irish Music Awards: "Best New Irish Music Artist" and "Top Harpist". This year she has been nominated for another Irish Music Award: "Best Female Vocalist".
Siobhan was invited to sing at the 2008 Adelaide Fringe Festival with French singer/harpist Cecile Corbel and her band after they met on Myspace! Singing with Cecile inspired Siobhan to learn to play the harp. Siobhan now often accompanies her beautiful singing on harp - an ethereal blend! She presented her own Fringe Festival show "Celestial Echoes" in 2010.
Non-musical pursuits - Siobhan enjoys drawing (especially manga), reading, making fun videos and learning languages (Japanese at the moment).
|Really liked your performance. Lovely decorative singing and fine harp playing. I would be very happy for you to sing any of my pieces.
Bill Whelan - Renowned composer, producer & arranger of Riverdance fame
|I went to Siobhan's my-space recently and was blown away by her talent. She has an incredible voice and she has the skill and talent of someone way beyond her years. I was very impressed. Can you pass along my warmest wishes to her. I think she is going to be huge!!!.
Orla Fallon - Celtic singer & harpist ex "Celtic Woman" member
|Hello Siobhan, thank you for the lovely comment. You have such a beautiful voice and a beautiful name to match! I listened to your tracks and I know you will go places! x ...
Hi There! I just listened and watched your Ave Maria - very nice - well done! You have a wonderful career ahead of you! M. x
Mirusia - Classical singer, soloist on Andre Rieu World Tour
|What an exquisite voice! A very beautiful voice, Siobhan. You made my night! And only 14! You have a marvelous talent! (after hearing Siobhan sing live on ABC radio) ...and....
Every now and then someone special comes along. Someone with a wonderful talent. Siobhan is one of those people. She has a great future ahead of her. You are in for a treat today! (at the opening of 2008 Kapunda Celtic Festival)
Peter Goers - ABC Adelaide Radio Presenter