Be a Chorister Afternoon - for children P3 to P5.

Find out what it's like to be a chorister and part of the award-winning Choir of St Mary's Cathedral. 

Friday 15th November, 2pm to 6pm. Free. Booking essential. 

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Siobhan Wilson, Singer

Echoes of great artists such as Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Nina Simone can be heard in Siobhan’s songs. Siobhan says of her own distinct style ‘I use my voice differently to many other artists, I’m not that interested in fashion and am more timeless.’

Siobhan spent several years studying Classical music and composition in Edinburgh then Paris, where she immersed herself in jazz and “chanson française”, listening to the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Jacques Brel. Fascinated by the complexities and organisation of sound Siobhan believes her training helps her to develop songs with unlimited possibilities of arrangement.

Siobhan has been making waves on the indie-folk scene for a couple of years having played to packed venues such as Edinburgh’s Queens Hall and Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, played several major festivals (Cambridge Folk Festival, Wickerman, Belladrum, Celtic Connections), and supported the likes of Ben E King, Justin Currie, Eddie Reader, Sophie Ellis Bextor, and Idlewild.

Siobhan has built up a strong fan base, her song ‘All Dressed Up’ was downloaded more than 50k times on the Pop Cop website. Her music has already taken her to Europe and America, and been featured in a French television advert for the Charity Secours Catholique. Her BBC Radio Scotland sessions have been impressive and gained her high praise. Last summer Siobhan was featured on BBC 6Music Lauren Laverne’s ‘Headphone Moments’.

“Smooth, controlled and yet passionate voice; personal, touching lyrics; and swoonsome, jazz-inflected melodies in abundance.”

Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland

“We played this very track on Monday and, to be honest, the reaction to it was huge. Her voice, that instrumentation, those melodies!”

Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6Music Blog

Recorded and mixed in Glasgow, the EP includes leading Scottish musicians Aidan O’Rourke (Lau), and Gordon Skene (Frightened Rabbit)

The Scotsman (Jan 2016) “Mesmerising… a hugely exciting talent”. 5 stars

The Herald (Jan 2016) “Dear God had us hang on every syllable”. 4 stars

Daily Record (June 2015) “One of the most remarkable singers in Scotland… a stunning performance”. "She can silence a crowd with little more than a whisper.

The Scotsman "a magnetic performer" 4 star review of Say It's True EP

"utterly mesmerising!" Edith Bowman

" smooth, controlled and yet passionate voice; personal, touching lyrics; and swoonsome, jazz-inflected melodies in abundance." Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland

 

 

Siobhan Wilson (2006)

Siobhan Wilson, Singer
 
 
 

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St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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