info and news about irish traditional band siúcra

“Siúcra is full of hot musicianship, confidence, and unstoppable energy. A five-piece band would be hard-pressed to match the amount of music these three musicians produce.” danny carnahan, acoustic guitar magazine“Sweetness never packed so much spank.” 
marty jones, denver’s westword

 the band:Siúcra is Beth Leachman (vocals/bodhran), Shannon Heaton (Irish flute/whistles/vocals) and Matt Heaton (guitar/vocals), with unofficial fourth member Sam Amidon on fiddle. Formed in 1998, Siúcra has developed a thick, sassy sound that incorporates a powerful mix of instrumentals and vocals, traditional and original music. The group has recorded three albums, played all over the United States, and is currently taking a well-deserved vacationthe players:beth leachman vocals, bodhranshannon heaton flute, whistle, vocalsmatt heaton guitar, vocalssam amidon fiddle, vocalsthe music:siucra has released three cds:a place i know (1999, out of print)here among strangers (2002) 
available here or herea very siucra christmas (2003)
available here or herethe shows:siucra is currently on summer vacation, but be sure to check these tour schedules:beth leachmanmatt and shannon heatonsam amidon