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London, Paris, New York and Dublin have all been home to Siobhán at various stages in her life, and each have had their own influence on her, both musically and personally.


Originally from County Tipperary in southern Ireland, Siobhán began her career singing Irish folk music, was introduced to jazz when she was living in New York and studying with Mike Mitchell in Carnegie Hall, and now performs a variety of contemporary music.
Since her return from the States in 1991, she has been working with her own jazz quintet, a 9-piece big band called Nightswing and the 15-piece Ulster Dance Orchestra, as well as doing regular TV and studio session work. 


Siobhán now lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland with her husband, bass player and musical director Rod Patterson. Long Ago Tomorrow, an album of Burt Bacharach songs, is Siobhán’s fourth recording. Her first, Don’t Try To Cushion The Blow, was a 4-track EP, her second was a live recording of a concert and her third, Verse & Chorus, was recorded in 1999. In 2004, Long Ago Tomorrow reached number 3 in the Philippine album charts and stayed in the top 20 albums for 12 weeks.  Siobhán is now one of S.E. Asia’s best selling jazz artists with album sales in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, S. Korea and, of course, The Philippines.


Recent TV appearances include: Kelly (UTV), when Siobhan sang a song from Long Ago Tomorrow, as well as a duet with Ian Shaw; 1 to Remember (with Brian Kennedy)John Daly Show (BBCNI); The Late Late Show; Gerry Ryan Tonight; Pat Kenny Show; Bibi; Live At Three (RTE); Anderson On The Box (BBC)

Recent festival appearances include: Cork Jazz Festival; Holywood Jazz Festival; ‘Derry Jazz & Blues Festival; Howth Jazz Festival; Belfast Festival At Queens.

Recent Radio Spots: performed live on BBC Radio Ulster’s Music Now programme on Valentine’s Night 2003, when she sang a variety of Cole Porter and George Gershwin songs accompanied by piano, bass and drums; featured on Walter Love’s jazz radio programme on Radio Ulster, involving a 40-minute interview featuring songs from Verse & Chorus; Children In Need – BBC(NI) BBC Music Live – two live songs and interview with John Bennett; Candy Devine’s programme on Downtown Radio; George Jones programme on Radio Ulster; Pat Kenny’s Radio Show on RTE1; Frankly Anne-Marie Show; John Bennett’s morning show on Radio Ulster

Television/Studio Backing Vocals: Siobhán provided backing vocals on Van Morrison’s recent album, Down The Road. Other artists she has worked with include Heather Small, Ruby Turner, Englebert Humperdink, Leo Sayer, Brian Kennedy, Maura O’Connell, David Soul, Petula Clarke, Michael Bolton, Francis Black, Cara Dillon and Ronan Tynan, amongst others.


Recent live performances include: A sell-out cancert at Belfast Festival At Queens; concert in The National Concert Hall Dublin with her quartet; a recital and live recording in the Lisburn Museum; a concert with Nightswing in The Ulster Hall, Belfast; a concert in the National Concert Hall Dublin with Professor Peter O’Brien; a performance in The City Hall, Belfast, for President Bill Clinton’s 1995 visit; St Patrick’s Day concert in Parliament Buildings, Stormont; support to Peter Skellern, Hue & Cry, Mary Coughlan and Jimmy Sommerville

A Recent Thrill:  Mr Bond (Sir Roger Moore) personally requested a copy of Siobhán’s album having heard her on a recent trip he made to Belfast.  

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