Sian

Sian, meaning “storm” or “the elements”, have been making their harmonious mark on the Scottish traditional music scene since 2016. Originally brought together to celebrate Gaelic songs composed by women, Ceitlin Lilidh, Eilidh Cormack, and Ellen MacDonald keep their material firmly rooted in this theme. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate, and winner of the Traditional Gold Medal at the Royal National Mòd, Ceitlin Lilidh has a wealth of experience performing all over the world as an ambassador to Gaelic song. Eilidh Cormack comes from a family of well-known singers on the Isle of Skye, and is an award-winning Gaelic singer who has been performing from an early age, both in concerts and at festivals. Hailing from Inverness with strong connections to North Uist, Ellen MacDonald has grown up collecting a wealth of Gaelic song. She has collaborated with many groups over the years following her graduation from the Traditional Music Course at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. She is currently performing with trad music giants Dàimh and appears often with Gaelic electronica pioneers Niteworks. Their individual voices blend seamlessly, intertwining atmospheric harmonies and sympathetic accompaniment from Innes White to create a unique sound.

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