Scots Singer of the Year to sing at hall

Siobhan Miller
Siobhan Miller

Current Scots Traditional Singer of the Year, Siobhan Miller, will be in concert with Paul McKenna, Paul Anderson, Eoin Taylor and Allan Taylor at Tullynessle Hall, Alford, organised by the Traditional Music and Song Association (TMSA).

Siobhan Miller is from Penicuik, Midlothian. She first appeared at the TMSA Auchtermuchty Festival at the age of 13, and won both the children’s and women’s singing competitions.

The Paul Mckennaband in hillhead bookclub posed for Drew John Barnes

The Paul Mckennaband in hillhead bookclub posed for Drew John Barnes

She has sung at festivals and concerts all over Britain and in several European countries, winning competitions and awards, including Scots Singer of the year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2012 and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2008, with Orkney’s Jeana Leslie.

Paul McKenna currently fronts The Paul McKenna Band, which was awarded best Up and Coming Act at the 2009 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards and nominated for Folk Band of the Year in 2011.

Widely tipped for future stardom, the young Glasgow singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist cites Paul Brady, Dick Gaughan and Led Zeppelin as equal influences on his potent original compositions.

He graduated from the RSAMD with a BA in Scottish Music in 2010.

Paul Anderson is an internationally-acclaimed fiddle player from Tarland; Eoin Taylor is a junior singing champion and mandolin player from Alford; and Allan Taylor is a prizewinning singer of traditional Scots and bothy ballads, who will compere the show.

The concert takes place at 7.30pm on Saturday, June 23, and tickets, costing £8, can be bought from Allan on (019755) 63364 or 07834 946557.