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.
Moira’s voice and compositions have been featured in TED conferences, on BBC Radio and TV, NPR, ABC Australia, and live at venues from Lincoln Center to the Royal Festival Hall. And Moira’s music is a favorite with the Diablo Women’s Chorale; we have sung her songs in our Fall 2018 and Fall 2019 concerts.
Members Anne Morris, Kappy Lindquist and Hildy DeFrisco were in the audience at Moira’s guest appearance with Peia Luzzi at a concert in Santa Cruz on November 22, 2019. We had a chance to talk to her about her music and our concert – and she kindly posed with us for a photo. What a wonderful evening!