Sian in concert 

with support from The Lumber Jills

Breasclete Community Hall - Wednesday, 17th July, 2024: 8pm

Doors 7.30pm

Originally brought together by the Blas festival in 2016, to celebrate the work of female bards, Sian comprises three of today’s most exquisitely gifted young Gaelic singers - Ceitlin Lilidh, Eilidh Cormack and Ellen MacDonald – accompanied by in-demand multi-instrumentalist (and fellow Gaelic speaker) Innes White.

With direct connections among the singers to Lewis, Skye and North Uist, their arrangements match deep feeling for tradition with stunning, boldly imaginative harmony work, which has seen them likened to The Staves and even Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Their self-titled debut album, produced by Donald Shaw, was released in 2020.

Completing the evening and supporting Sian are The Lumber Jills who come to us from Canada's eastern province of New Brunswick. Proud ambassadors for the province’s signature old time fiddle and step dance tradition, coupled with contemporary arrangements and one foot each firmly on a heritage barn board floor, the group has toured 4 continents and produced 12 cast members since 2014.   The latest cast of fiddlers; Julie Smith, Katie Macilvena, Sara Nelson and her brother James on guitar and fiddle, carry on the fiddling traditions of Sackville, from barns to stages around the region. These tradition bearers have committed themselves to preserving the heart of fiddle music from their home and all the traditions that go with it.

Tickets – Adult £16 / Child (6-13) £6 / 0-5 free (please secure them a ticket when booking)

Come along and see why this venue was shortlisted as 'Venue of the Year' at last year's Scot Trad Music Awards.  Our grateful thanks to all in at the Breasclete Community Hall for their support hosting this event.

Tickets bought can be collected at the venue