Siobhan Owen: Girl of the World

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Female Artist of the Year – Australian Celtic Music Awards 2017
One of the New Ambassadors of Celtic Music – Le Figaro, Paris, February 2017

Siobhan is bringing her successful Adelaide Fringe show to Edinburgh!

Siobhan is what you get when you combine Celtic passion and Classical training! Throw in a harp and you get an ethereal blend of haunting melodies, ancient and new!

Having performed at major festivals, concerts and events around Australia, Siobhan is now receiving international acclaim with performances in UK, Europe, USA, Japan and Siberia! She has also appeared as a soloist on two episodes of BBC TV’s “Songs of Praise” in 2016.

Siobhan recently received the 2017 Australian Celtic Music Award for ‘Female Artist of the Year’, and was proclaimed to be “one of the six new ambassadors of Celtic Music” by Le Figaro France.

With ethereal vocals and harp, this promises to be a captivating show not to be missed!

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 nine, Siobhan took up harp in 2008 after being invited by French singer/harpist Cecile Corbel (whom she met on Myspace) to sing at her Adelaide Fringe 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:

  • BBC Wales ~ “Album of the Week” (September 2012)
  • Classical-Crossover UK ~ “2012 Album of the Year”
  • Radio West Wales ~ 2013 “Song of the Year” for the track ‘Cariad’
  • Australian Celtic Music Awards ~ 2014 “Best Contemporary Celtic Song” for “Caledonia” & “Best Producer of an Album” to Quentin Eyers
  • 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! Click here to watch

    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’ (click here to watch).

    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 was shown on French national TV in October 2014 and released on DVD shortly after. (Click here to watch the trailer)

    Alan Simon also invited Siobhan to play “La Sirene” (The Mermaid) in a new children’s production called Cap’taine Kid – Le Petit Arthur. The premiere was held in Ploemeur, Brittany in December 2014. A CD of songs from the show was released in 2015.

    In February 2015, Siobhan performed as the voice of Yseult in the four Premiere shows of the Russian version of Tristan & Yseult at Novosibirsk Theater of Musical Comedy, Siberia.

    In December 2014, Siobhan completed the Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice – Performance and Pedagogy) at Adelaide University’s Elder Conservatorium.

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    Venue

    Lauriston Halls

    Dates

    18 & 19 August

    Times

    7pm

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