Episode 56 – Moira Smiley
Fri. Oct 23, 11 am ET
Singer / Composer, Moira Smiley travels the world creating new works for voices and accompanying her performances with her banjo, accordion, piano, and percussive movement. Her recordings feature spare, vocally-driven collections of warped traditional songs and original polyphony.
A vocal polyglot, her voice and compositions have been featured in TED conferences, on BBC Radio and TV, NPR, ABC Australia, and live at countless venues from Lincoln Center to Royal Festival Hall. When she’s not leading her own vocal group, moira smiley & VOCO, Moira has toured with pop artist, tUnE-yArDs; Irish super-group, SOLAS; The Lomax and Folklife Projects; and Billy Childs’ “Laura Nyro Re-Imagined”. Moira premiered her solo album ‘Unzip The Horizon’ at the Savannah Music Festival in 2018, and published it’s companion choral Songbook in 2019.
Moira’s new single Days Of War premieres Friday Oct. 23rd, co-written with Seamus Egan and featuring Sam Amidon. Pre-save Days Of War on Spotify now and get a free download of Moira’s song Bellow.