Jeana Leslie and Siobhan Miller (with Aaron Jones) Tualatin
Jeana Leslie and Siobhan Miller trio with Aaron Jones, will be in our home in the Wee Ceili Room in Tualatin for an intimate House Concert. $20
When: Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:00pm, potluck prior starting at 7pm
Aine and I are proud to host, Jeana Leslie, Siobhan Miller and Aaron Jones. Reservations by contacting Sam Keator at 503.691.2078, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Address is given after reservation!
This concert on Friday is in the private home of Áine Doherty and Sam Keator in Tualatin, Oregon. 12 miles south of Portland 3/4 mile off of I-5. Please note that we do have a dog and cats if that is a problem for you.
The Jeana Leslie and Siobhan Miller Trio with Aaron Jones
Jeana Leslie and Siobhan Miller are two talented young singers and musicians recognised as shining stars on the Scottish folk scene. They are both blessed with lovely, natural voices that blend beautifully, and their performances focus strongly on communicating through traditional, contemporary and self-penned song.
They came to prominence as winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2008, which was followed by both the Hancock Horizon Award and Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2009. Adding to these accolades, most recently Siobhan was named Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2011.
Orcadian Jeana and Siobhan, from Penicuik outside Edinburgh, are both 2009 graduates of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where they first met and began working together developing their shared love for song. Since coming together as a duo in 2008 and experiencing a whirlwind rise to prominence, they have performed extensively throughout the UK and Europe, including many major festivals. Critics and audiences alike have responded warmly to the duo's fresh approach to vocal arrangements, to their friendly and open, communicative personalities onstage, and to their two acclaimed albums In a Bleeze (2008), and Shadows Tall (2010).
Jeana (fiddle, Hardanger fiddle, piano, vocal) was a semi-finalist in the Scottish Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award in 2004 and 2005. An accomplished fiddler player, she is also an experienced tutor, having worked with the Glasgow Fiddle Workshops, Orkney Traditional Music Project, Celtic Connections, and the RSAMD Musicwork programmes. In 2009 Jeana was very honoured to perform with Paolo Nutini at the Ottowa Bluesfest in Canada. The following year she was asked to join the multi-international five-piece line-up of Germany-based Irish band 'CARA' , who are in high demand throughout Europe. The band have since won 'Top Group' at the 2011 Irish Music Awards, beating critically acclaimed Cherish the Ladies.
Siobhan (vocal, dance) first appeared at the Traditional Song and Music Association of Scotland's Auchtermuchty Festival when only 13 years old, and won both the children's and women's singing competitions. As a soloist, she has appeared at a number of Scottish festivals, and has played support to a number of acclaimed musicians including Karine Polwart, who since invited her to be part of the all-star line-up of A Scottish Songbook in the main auditorium of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall at Celtic Connections 2010. Solo projects have included a month's residency in New York, where she appeared nightly on Broadway in "Peter and Wendy" under the musical direction of Alan Kelly, as well as appearing on Phil Cunningham's Hogmanay Live BBC television show at the turn of 2010/11.
Jeana and Siobhan really know how to bring a song to life! Both also have extensive experience in leading song and instrumental workshops for children and adults. They also regularly undertake work and tours with Live Music Now (LMN), the largest provider of live music to the UK's welfare, educational, justice and health sectors.
The girls are joined on this tour by one of Scotland's finest and most sought after accompanists, Aaron Jones. Aaron performs regularly with Old Blind Dogs, Kate Rusby and Teada amongst others.
"Saying that Leslie and Miller are wonderful singers with an amazing talent for arranging and harmonies, is a complete understatement. They seem to have an uncanny sense of what will sound beautiful " Jean Price, The Living Tradition
".In a Bleeze is a mighty achievement" Dai Jeffries, Rock Reel Magazine
"In a bleeze, is a thoroughly enjoyable mix of traditional and contemporary tunes." Sunday Post
" Their style is fresh, their harmonies excellent and their choice of material for this disc are a good cross section of their repertoire." Bobby Harvey, Sottish Memories
BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2008
MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards "Up and Coming Artist of the Year" 2008
The Hancock "Horizon" Music Award 2009
Nominated for the BBC Folk Awards "Horizon" 2009
Wee Ceili Room (View)
TBG after purchase
Tualatin, OR 97062
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|