A SHINING star of the Scottish folk scene will perform in Otley this month.

Siobhan Miller is the only three-time winner of the Best Singer title at the Scots Trad Music Awards. This hat-trick was followed by Best Traditional Track at 2018’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for her stunning rendition of Banks of Newfoundland from her second solo album, Strata.

Hailing from Penicuik, outside Edinburgh, Siobhan was raised in a musical family. She was immersed in traditional song and learned from many of Scotland’s finest singers.

She went on to graduate from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where she met and formed a duo with Jeana Leslie from the Orkney Islands.

The pair won over critics and audiences alike with their fresh approach to vocal arrangements and they recorded two albums together.

Siobhan’s three solo albums, meanwhile, have garnered widespread critical acclaim

The most recent, Mercury (2018) is Miller’s first album of entirely self-penned material.

It was recorded in Glasgow and features many of her frequent collaborators, including producer Euan Burton. Among the highlights are songs co-written with Lau’s Kris Drever and Admiral Fallow frontman Louis Abbott.

Siobhan also receives support from a talented wind section along with Iain Hutchison’s atmospheric guitar, Hannah Read on fiddle and backing vocals from Eddi Reader of Fairground Attraction fame - who she has recently been on tour with.

She will take the stage at Otley Courthouse at 8pm on Wednesday, May 15.

An Otley Courthouse spokeswoman said: “We are delighted that she has found time to come to Otley as part of her current UK tour.”

Tickets for the show cost £15 and can be booked by visiting www.otleycourthouse.org.uk, calling (01943) 467466 or popping into the Courthouse, on Courthouse Street.

One of Yorkshire’s best-loved choirs, meanwhile, will be singing at the Courthouse on Saturday, May 18. Steeton Male Voice Choir will be joined by guests the Manhattan Voices when they present an evening of song and music.

The choir is promising an experience ‘to suit many tastes with an electric mix of music’. Manhattan Voices, meanwhile, are a group of solo performers who have joined forces and are led by Sue Hartley, Principal of Scarborough Academy of Music.

The show starts at 7.30pm - for more details call the box office on (01943) 467466.