As part of the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards we have an Album of the Year category (sponsored by Birnam CD). Musicians added their albums from the last 12 months (September 2015 to August 2016) and then in September 2016 we asked our Album panel (20 musicians / industry people) to listen to all the releases and bring it down to 20. You can view all the albums from the period here. Below is our 2016 Scots Trad Album of the Year Shortlist of 10 albums. Click on the links and read about the albums. We have also created a Scots Trad Album of the Year podcast featuring all 20 longlisted albums for you to listen to here.
|Artist Name||Siobhan Miller|
|Alternative album link for panel. Will not be public.||spotify.com|
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Mercury is Siobhan Miller's first release of entirely original material and was recorded in Glasgow with many of her frequent collaborators including producer and bassist Euan Burton, Innes White (guitar, vocals) John Lowrie (piano), Megan Henderson and Lauren MacColl (fiddle) and Louis Abbott (drums). Special guest Eddi Reader appears on backing vocals.
The material on this album is written around the theme of memories, the importance of our past and what we take with us throughout our lives. The music is rich in detail, with melodies that combine the influences of indie and alternative music along with her grounding in folk music with acoustic guitar at the heart of the album.
Mercury features songs co-written with Lau’s Kris Drever and Admiral Fallow frontman Louis Abbott.
|Label Name||Songprint Recordings|