After receiving critical acclaim and being broadcast on BBC Radio 3 following its premiere at the East Neuk Festival, softLOUD tours to Germany (Mosel Musikfestival), America (Newport Music Festival, Rhode Island), Ireland (Great Irish Houses Festival) as well as making appearances across the UK. Visit the diary.

“uncompromising monumentality” – The Scotsman

“unmissable”The Herald

“only Shibe could have thought of asking her [Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe] if she minded his transcribing it [LAD, originally for 9 bagpipes] for nine electric guitars…genius, a term which should rarely be applied to performing musicians, but at 25 Shibe has it.” –


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