Heidi Talbot Trio

Heidi Talbot Trio

Making her debut Shetland Folk Festival appearance is Heidi Talbot, who this year is celebrating 20 years of touring as a professional singer. Having first came to prominence as a member of Irish-American female group Cherish the Ladies, Heidi’s 2008 breakthrough solo release swiftly assured her promotion to the premier league with critics mooting comparisons as diverse as Björk, Enya, Linda Ronstadt, Norah Jones and Kirsty MacColl.

Hailing from Co. Kildare, Ireland, and having spent several years in New York, Heidi slips effortlessly between the musical worlds of Americana and Celtic folk, but retains a personal modesty rooted in tradition. Heidi Talbot is known for her stunning voice, sweet melodies and intricate arrangements of traditional and contemporary material. Now firmly established as a solo artist with five albums and numerous guest appearances for leading folk artists such as Boo Hewerdine, Eddi Reader and many more, she has also earned rave reviews for her records and live performances. Heidi has had extensive Radio play on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, and her television appearances include RTE's Late Late Show in Ireland, BBC Hogmanay Live, and CBS This Morning.

Her most recent album projects include a collaboration with firm Shetland favourite Adam Holmes and their ‘Arcade’ project, and also the release of a winter album, A Light in the Dark, recorded with three of Sweden’s finest folk musicians.

We are thrilled that Heidi will perform in Shetland with one of her Swedish counterparts, 12-string guitar player Roger Tallroth of Väsen fame who performed at Shetland Folk Festival in 2003 and 2010.