This event is part of Perth Festival of the Arts.
A double-bill concert featuring award-winning singer-songwriter Siobhan Miller with her 6-piece band, followed by one of Scotland's most popular folk-based bands RURA.
A richly celebrated Scottish folk singer and songwriter, Siobhan Miller’s soulful and stirring renewal of traditional song has won her the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Track, and the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards’ Scots Singer of the Year an unprecedented four times.
Siobhan’s fourth solo album, All is Not Forgotten was released to critical acclaim in 2020, achieving radio play on BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4. All four records were nominated for BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards’ Album of the Year. Her fifth record is released in spring 2022, following a nationwide tour with the star-studded Transatlantic Sessions, and she appears with her 6-piece band at Perth Festival.
Siobhan has been a regular performer at the city’s Celtic Connections festival, where she was Artistic Director for the 2016 Opening Concert – and returns as part of the star-studded Transatlantic Sessions line-up in 2022.
RURA are a multi award-winning act, and one of Scotland’s most popular folk-based bands. The quartet’s compellingly fiery, rugged yet refined and progressive instrumentals on fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, guitar, keyboards and bodhran has placed them firmly at the forefront of 21st century Scottish folk.
RURA celebrated their tenth anniversary in 2020 with the release of their hotly anticipated live album, Live at the Old Fruitmarket - recorded in front of a capacity crowd in February 2020 at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival. Their debut live record follows three critically acclaimed studio releases – most recently, 2018’s lauded In Praise of Home, inspired by themes of belonging, heritage, and a sense of place.
In their decade together, Jack Smedley, Steven Blake, David Foley and Adam Brown’s entrancing, euphoric live shows have been a main stage highlight of many of the world’s leading folk festivals across more than 20 countries. Television audiences alongside have been in their millions, including BBC1’s Hogmanay Live, broadcast live to the world over New Year 2016/2017 from Glasgow’s iconic Old Fruitmarket - where they returned to record their five-star live album.
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