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 been awarded BBC Wales "Album of the Week" and was Classical-Crossover UK's "2012 Album of the Year". The track “Cariad” was recently awarded Radio West Wales 2013 “Song of the Year”.
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). She also presented another sell-out Adelaide Fringe Festival show called "Storybook Journey".
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 and tour, based on the legendary love story of "Tristan et Yseult". The album (including 4 solo songs from Siobhan) was released on March 3, 2014, and the successful World Premiere show was on March 7, 2014 in Nantes, France. There are plans of a European tour in 2015. Here is the project website: http://www.tristan-yseult.com
Siobhan is studying Bachelor of Music (Performance & Pedagogy - Classical Voice) at Adelaide University’s Elder Conservatorium, and will graduate at the end of 2014.
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