Adelaide based singer/harpist Siobhan was born in Wales in the small town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, to a Welsh father and Irish mother. A classically trained singer from the age of 9, Siobhan took up harp in 2008 after being invited by French singer/harpist Cecile Corbel (who she met on Myspace) to sing at her Adelaide Fringe Festival show. Siobhan was so inspired by Cecile’s accompaniment of her singing, that she decided she needed to learn this instrument herself! In 2010 Siobhan presented her own Adelaide Fringe Festival show "Celestial Echoes" to great acclaim.
Siobhan is a multi-award winning performer and has produced 4 indie albums. The latest, "Storybook Journey", receives airplay on radio stations worldwide, and has so far received the following awards:
In 2012 Siobhan proudly represented her birth country by singing the Welsh National Anthem at the Australia v Wales Rugby Test Match to a packed Sydney stadium and televised to millions worldwide! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9GFjr8SOpw)
Having already performed at major festivals and concerts around Australia, Siobhan made her UK, US and French debuts in 2013, with concerts in Wales and England in January, headlining the Los Angeles St David's Day Festival in March, and performing at a media showcase in Nantes, France, to promote the "Tristan & Yseult" project she is involved in (see below). While in France, they shot a promotional video of one of her Yseult songs – “A Prayer for my Lover” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmHxN2HjS8c).
In May 2013 Siobhan was 'discovered' on youtube by French songwriter/producer Alan Simon, who invited her to be part of his latest project as the voice of Yseult for a CD, live premiere show, DVD and tour, based on the legendary love story of "Tristan et Yseult". The CD (including 4 solo songs from Siobhan) was released on March 3, 2014, and the World Premiere show was on March 7, 2014 in Nantes, France. A video of the live show will be shown on national French TV in October 2014 and released on DVD shortly after. (Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBWQTtcbeyE) The production team are planning a World tour for 2015.
Alan Simon has also invited Siobhan to play the Mermaid of the South Seas in a new children’s production called "Le Petit Arthur". The Premiere will be in Brittany, France in December 2014. A CD of songs from the show will be released in November 2014.
Siobhan is in her final year studying Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice – Performance and Pedagogy) at Adelaide University’s Elder Conservatorium.
Non-musical pursuits - Siobhan's other interests include learning languages and drawing. She has had some of her artwork published in the Welsh books “The Children’s Voice” and “The Age of Saints” (http://celtic-family-shoppe.myshopify.com/collections/celtic-books). She also sells her "Harp Beast" prints on her website.
|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