Strata, Siobhan Miller, £7.99
Following on from her highly acclaimed debut,
FlightofTime, Strata is Siobhan Miller’s latest stunning album and it is clear that she has not wasted the intervening period. From the opening Banks
ofNewfoundland to the late Andy M. Stewart’s crowd pleaser TheRamblin’Rover, complete with accordion input from no less than Phil Cunningham, Siobhan conveys a deep understanding of the songs with her rich, honest vocals. Supported by an outrageously talented and award-winning bunch of musicians such as the aforementioned Cunningham, Kris Drever, Aaron Jones, and Aidan O’Rourke to name but a few, the whole album is an aural treat in which Siobhan pays homage to songs and music absorbed as she grew up. Adding her own respectful take to some great numbers, Bob Dylan’s
OneTooManyMornings a fine example, Siobhan exudes a confidence that whets the appetite for her next release.