Siobhan Wilson under Gaia
Mackintosh Queen's Cross
870 Garscube Rd, Glasgow G20 7EL, UK
We are delighted to have Siobhan return to Mackintosh Queen's Cross for this special concert under Gaia
Singer, composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Siobhan Wilson grew up in Elgin, Scotland. A trained cellist, singer, composer and pianist from St Mary's Music School of Edinburgh, Siobhan has 15 years of international studio production experience including in New York, Paris, Budapest and Scotland. After a 5 year stay in Paris, France, she returned to the UK where she has become one of Scotland's most exciting artists.
Siobhan Wilson will release a new double album on 31 May 2023. Themes of solitude, self-discovery and reflection merge with rural serenity. The self-produced work only serves to underline Siobhan’s growing status as an independent auteur and inspirational force on the DIY scene.
The first half of the album is titled “Recording Of Myself In A Room Of My Own”: a collection of new acoustic folk music and features a number of collaborations, namely with French composer Clementine March (tracks “Quand La Vie Fait Mal” and “Un Ange Passe”) and Mercury Prize nominee Kathryn Williams (tracks “Sleeping Dogs” and “Good Company”).
Her recent single "Quand La Vie Fait Mal" has been played on BBC6 radio, and was performed live atCeltic Connections in January 2023 with CLR Theory. This co-write features Clementine March, Lost Map. Siobhan appeared on BBC Radio Scotland, live in session in March 2023. Her brand new release, Unst Boat Song, is arrangement of the traditional sea prayer sung in Norn and Shetlandic dialect, featured on God Is In The TV Zine, Fresh On The Net, and The List.
Her 2017 album 'There Are No Saints’ was shortlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year and drew attention from the likes of Rolling Stone and BBC6 Radio Lauren Laverne who listed it as her 'album of the day. Wilson is a regular live performer at BBC Scotland and BBC6 radio stations and was also shortlisted for "Best Musician" in The Sunday Herald Culture Awards in the same year.
Siobhan will be supported by trailblazing cello soloist, Juliette Lemoine. ‘Juliette is exploring and redefining the cello’s role within Scottish Traditional Music. She recently burst onto the Scottish music scene with her debut album ‘Soaring’, supported by the Beatrice Huntington Award for cellists, launching the album with a sold-out headline performance at Celtic Connections 2023. Her emotive compositions weave through Scottish Traditional, Western Classical, and Jazz genres to create a highly personal new voice. Leading an all-star band of some of Scotland’s most exciting young musicians in the unique line-up of cello, fiddle, piano, and tenor saxophone, the album is a euphoric celebration of the theme of freedom. Juliette is fascinated by the cello’s potential to take on a lead melodic role in a traditional music context, in the way a fiddle typically would, and finding ways to retain the sense of fluidity, bowing style, ornaments and authenticity. Her playing has taken her across the UK performing at festivals such as Celtic Connections, Aberdeen Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Tradfest, Blas Festival and HebCelt.’
Siobhan Wilson concert