Songs I Grew Up to
SONGS I GREW UP TO - A beautiful Album filled with Traditional American Folk Music! BOSTON GLOBE INTERVIEW WITH PADDY MOLONEY (THE CHIEFTAINS) QUOTE ~ MOLONEY SAYS: HE WAS ASTONISHED WHEN HE HEARD O'BRIEN'S VOICE ON TAPE 'I WAS BLOWN AWAY, I THOUGHT SHE'S BRILLIANT, YOU KNOW? Matchbox Radio 24 Quote 'Siobhán O'Brien has the voice of an angel gone to folk heaven,sends shivers down your spine, simply beautiful". Siobhán O'Brien - Biography Hailing from Limerick, Ireland Siobhan O'Brien has been entertaining audiences with her individual unique voice, and her personal style of songwriting.. No newcomer to the entertainment field, Siobhan made her first audio recording at the tender age of six,with an old sea shanty. Siobhan has roots from four generations in the music industry.Her great grandparents were Travelling Opera Singers.The Bowyer/Westwood Opera Company,they came from Blackpool in England.Their only son Stanley played violin in their orchestra pit. They settled in Ireland when Albert Bowyer (Great Grandfather) died in Omagh Co. Tyrone while touring.Most notably, she is the niece of Ireland's Sixties music legend, Brendan Bowyer (The Beatles open for Bowyer 1962 at the 'The Liverpool Empire') Siobhan has performed in concert as a guest vocalist with the famed Irish group The Chieftains. She has appeared in shows supporting such acts as: The Cranberries,Damien Dempsey, Christy Moore,Donovan,Sharon Shannon, Henry McCullough (McCartney & Wings),Maria McKee & Mick Flannery . Leonard Cohen heard about Siobhán from a friend of his which prompted him to send a book to her called 'Dance Me To The End Of Love' with a Henry Matisse painting on each page, as a gesture of encouragement. Siobhan's new CD 'Songs I grew Up To' includes special guest appearances by several of Siobhan's musical friends including Paddy Moloney (The Chieftains) Pete Cummins (Fleadh Cowboys/The Chieftains) & Brendan Bowyer (Royal Showband) SIOBHÁN O'BRIEN'S Highlight Performances 2008 Guest Vocalist with THE CHIEFTAINS Boston Symphony Hall Massachusetts, USA Performed on RTE 1 TV SHOW SEOIGE & O'SHEA Dublin, Ireland Guest Appearance with SHARON SHANNON & BAND Charity Fundraiser Purcells Ruane, Co. Clare Ireland Guest Vocalist Supporting DAMEIN DEMPSEY Kavanagh's Laois, Co. Clare Ireland IRISH TOUR CD LAUNCH SONGS I GREW UP TO Album Features ~ Paddy Moloney (The Chieftains) Pete Cummins (Donovan) Brendan Bowyer (Royal Showband) Paul Kelly (Sharon Shannon) 2007 Guest Vocalist with Tir Na Nog (Leo O'Kelly & Sonny Condell) Tulla Co. Clare Ireland.