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Sabrina Piggott – Sirius Arts Centre – Sat Frb 26th

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A Cobh native now resident in the Yorkshire Dales, Sabrina’s songs are full of a sense of open spaces and possibility; she has taken her rich traditional music background and fused it organically with an  eclectic range of influences  from Tricky to Kate Rusby,  from Bjork to Kristen  Hersh. Backed by gifted  Leeds djembe player  Mark Taylor, and the sympathetic  cello of David  Hornberger, she has  crafted a sound which is  uniquely her own.

Since leaving Cobh in the  mid 1990’s to attend University in Leeds, she has  quietly been crafting her  unique style. Best known for her virtuoso Bodhran  playing, and through her  work as Chair of the  Leeds-based Irish Arts  Foundation, she has  spent the last two years  honing the material for her  first album, and has been  paying her dues gigging  around the north of England,  and recently did a  mini-tour in and around  New York.

Though music fans  around Cork will know her  as the niece of De Dannan’s  Charlie Piggott, she  has been determined to  stand on her own merits  and self-financed her debut  so as to preserve her  artistic independence. Not content just to develop her own work, she has also provided the musical accompaniment  for acclaimed poet Siobhan MacMahon’s award-winning work The Mouth of the Cave,  which featured this year at the Wicklow Arts Festival where her solo fringe gig was awarded the AOIFE  Best Musical Individual award, given each year to the performer who, in the opinion of the panel, gave the  best performance at any of AOIFE’s festivals in 2009.

She recorded her self-financed debut album, Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers, in a garden shed in  Wakefield during August 2009 and launched it in her home town of Cobh, County Cork in October 2009  and has been busily promoting it in the UK, Ireland and the USA..

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AOIFE Award winner 2009

Awarded the Best Musical Individual award, given each year to the performer who, in the opinion of  the panel, gave the best performance at any of AOIFE’s festivals in 2009.  AOIFE is the all-island advocacy, support, resource and development network of festivals and events  and the award adds to Sabrina’s growing reputation as a performer of genuine talent.

“Stunning folk…the best of Irish”  – Leedsmusicforum.co.uk

“Musician Sabrina Piggott creates a passionate and provocative piece … where humour  meets pathos, interweaving word, sound, music and drumming…”  irisharts,org.uk

“a great modern Celtic sound” Acoustic Rotherham

“Sabrina Piggott had a lovely voice and excellent accompaniment  from percussion and cello.”  Lacey’s Films

“Beautiful self penned songs based very much in the Celtic tradition. Her quiet yet spell binding performance was quite stunning.” Rawmarsh Mashers

Read more:

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=130697807 blogId=540335214#ixzz14SEguHUB

“This is the sound of the new music in exile. Don’t wait for it to come  to you. Go seek it out.”  Jimmy Andrex Red Shed Readings

Sabrina interviewed on Phoenix FM http://www.phoenixfm.co.uk/guests_podcasts.htm

Sabrina on Video http://www.nme.com/musicvideos/id/620843

Sabrina Piggott – Singer, Songwriter, Musician
tel 07707 116955
www.myspace.com/429515321
Email: sabrinapiggott@hotmail.com

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