Siobhan Miller is recognised as one of the shining stars on the Scottish folk scene. She is the only three-time winner of the Best Singer at the Scots Trad Music Awards (2011, 2013 and 2017); a trio of successes that was topped off earlier last year with the accolade of Best Traditional Track at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. That track was Banks of Newfoundland, from Siobhan’s second solo album, Strata; a beautifully rich compendium of traditional and contemporary folk song. Mercury, Siobhan’s third solo album, was released on 2nd November, and this time she’s presented us with a fine collection of self-written songs that skilfully merge the folk traditions that have inspired, and nourished, her work since an early age, with her own contemporary approach to music. Siobhan has recently been touring with Eddi Reader, so we are delighted that she has found time to come to Otley and play a gig as part of her latest UK tour.