Indie Inside - Three Little Birds

Three Little Birds is a fusion of three distinct women who candidly sing their minds on social and political issues. Drawing upon a variety of musical influences; their songs combine everything from Balkan styled harmonies within reggae beats to country-flavoured melodies amidst Tin-Pan Era arrangements. Erin Saoirse Adair is an Ottawa-based singer-songwriter and folk musician, Amelia Leclair is a singer/percussionist who studied Latin music styles while in Brazil and Angela Schleihauf is currently studying oboe performance at the University of Ottawa. Three Little Birds are defined by the eclectic mélange of their diverse interests.

Three Little Birds present strong vocal harmonies over upbeat acoustic arrangements consisting of mostly guitar, oboe, percussion, stand-up bass violin, and voice. Three Little Birds have performed at OttawaInternational Jazz Festival (2011), the Ottawa Tulip Festival (2011),and the Halifax Urban Folk Festival (2011).

Three Little Birds' self-titled debut album (released May 2012) has been nominated for the New/Emerging Artist Award at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. They are also grant recipients of the Popular Music Grant, awarded by the Ontario Arts Council.


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