About

Or Sara O’Keeffe at Aevitas Creative Management:

Born to Irish parents in Brighton, England, 1963, Siobhan started her career at the Kent & Sussex Courier as a copywriter, branching into freelancing for advertising agencies, and journalism. A reviewer for classic 80s’ magazines Smash Hits and Record Mirror, she has written for the Irish Times, Sunday Times, Hot Press and Mizz magazine, amongst others.

Brandishing Celtic quill she penned posters for her brother Shane’s fledgling band Poguemahone. When the group rose to international fame as The Pogues, Siobhan worked from their Camden Town office, as chief scribe of their fanzine The Ordnahone Missal.

Relocating to Dublin, Ireland, forming her own band, The Frantic, she played at venues including The Baggot Inn, Rock Garden and Olympia Theatre and London venues such as The Mean Fiddler, also supporting Hazel O’Connor on an Irish nationwide tour.

In 1998 she released her album, Chariot, on the Limerick based Murgatroid record label owned by Pearse Gilmore of Cranberries fame. The album, well received, was named as Hot Press critics’ choice, and recommended by Virgin. A personal highlight from her musical days was the opportunity to duet with Dean Friedman on a childhood favourite Lucky Stars on Irish TV. For this, she remains not only unrepentant but gleeful.

Before recording Chariot, Siobhan travelled the USA and Europe as Van Morrison’s personal assistant and, on her return home, worked at Tipperary NR CoCo in the Department of Arts & Heritage. She has appeared on Irish TV and radio numerous times and made a fleeting appearance as a lady of the night in Paula & Patrick Bergin’s film adaptation of Yeat’s Countess Kathleen.

Her story for children, Etain’s Dream, was serialised in the Nenagh Guardian.

Her first novel, The Trial of Lotta Rae, will be published by the Welbeck Publishing Group on May 26th 2022. She is currently working on her second novel.