The Mermaid in your Glass: 1st single from Icarus Girl - release date: 21 September 2018' Listen on Soundcloud
Following You: 2nd single from Icarus Girl - release date: 30 November 2018
14th Feb at 'room at the top' in Penarth
2nd March at 'Roath Folk Festival' in Cardiff
5th April at St Johns Church, Canton Cardiff 'Icarus Girl album launch!!'
25th May at 'How the light gets in' festival in Hay on Wye
‘Siobhan McCrudden is prepared to serve her music with the integrity of a serious artist. Like Icarus she may be so focused and single-minded that she one day flies too close to the sun but, should that happen, some incredible music might well come out of that excursion. Keep an eye on her journey, this singer songwriter has real potential. Folk Radio UK
‘Absolutely beautiful, just stunning, the voice is something else’ Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales
‘There is a clear debt in Siobhan's sound to early Joni Mitchell albums. There is also a definite familiarity with late sixties British folk bands such as Fairport Convention and Pentangle in her cultural hinterland’ From the Margins
‘I was blown away by her voice, her guitar playing ... She really is something special’Bethan Elfyn, BBC Radio Wales
Noted as ‘One to watch’ by NewSoundWales, Siobhan McCrudden has been described as a singer who is gifted with one of the finest voices in contemporary UK folk music.
Raised in London to parents with Scottish and Irish roots, Cardiff-based singer songwriter McCrudden, crafts songs of intensity and sweetness, recounting personal stories whilst reflecting a vivid fascination with dark folk tales and superstitions.
Siobhan’s early performances found her on the coffee house circuit of New York. From these beginnings she went on to play larger gigs both in America and at home, performing at festivals and folk clubs. Her first single ‘The Mermaid in Your Glass’, was on the top 10 Fresh Favs on BBC Radio 6 Music - Fresh On The Net and was played on BBC Radio Wales (Bethan Elfyn, Adam Walton), Radio Cardiff, newsoundwales, The Folk Pilot, CuillinFM, PhonicFM, Lonely Oak Radio, Symfozone Radio and Spotify playlists Double J, Big Tune IMR, Sweater Weather and more..
‘Icarus Girl’ is carefully arranged and produced by acclaimed artrock musician GRICE who has infused the songs with his subtle yet distinctive instrumentation. The album features musical contributions by a few select musicians including Steve Bingham (No-Man, Judy Dyble) on violin, who complete the blend bringing an understated warmth and intricacy to the album.