Squirrel Session #4

Happy Friday for those who can remember what day it actually is… I have some good news! The next Squirrel Session is scheduled for May 21 at 7pm BST.

I’m getting better at using it and can now share the video which should go live at the time – so just come here at that time, settle down with a cuppa or a dram and enjoy.

In the meantime, you may have noticed a pop-up to join my mailing list – PLEASE do this (and apologies if the pop-up is annoying, I’m trying to find a better way to do it) to keep updated on what I’m up to. I’m planning to send my first message next week.

Have a good weekend if you can and take care of yourselves,

Elena x

Squirrel Session #3

Hi – just a quick update to say that my third online gig (this really happening on YouTube and not Facebook) is happening on Wednesday (May 6th) evening at 7pm UK time. My channel is over at https://www.youtube.com/user/elenapiras

The previous session is now available to watch back whenever you like here:

It is also available at https://www.facebook.com/pg/elenapirasmusic/videos/

I should also add that my interview with SWIM (Scottish Women Inventing Music is now available to watch here –

Looking forward to seeing/hearing from a few of you on Wednesday night!

Elena x

First play on CMR and Squirrel Sessions #2

Hi there – I hope lockdown living is treating you all well. I’m doing OK and keeping busy recording and rehearsing for my next home gig.

Speaking of which, the next Squirrel Sessions online gig is happening this Thursday 23rd April at 7pm BST! It will be on my YouTube channel (not Facebook) here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrRwy-xlnTJ-uotEuoX3UFg/

I also wanted to say thank you to Kate Reid for kindly playing my song ‘Aide Momi Na Megdano’ on Celtic Music Radio on Easter Sunday. Check out the extract from the show here:

If you like what you hear, it’s available on my first album ‘Journey’ which I’ve recently made available for instant download or less-instant CD purchase from my Bandcamp page.

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening!

Elena x

1st “Squirrel Session” success!

Thanks to everyone who watched me perform live on Faceback last week. It was so much fun, although not the same as an in-person gig of course. I’m definitely keen to do more soon – maybe on YouTube to see if that’s any better than Facebook.

Since then, I’ve been thinking about what to call these online gigs and decided on the Squirrel Sessions. If you want to know why, you’ll have to tune into the next one and ask me 😉

For those who watched and want to relive it and especially those who missed it, you can catch up on it any time you like here:


Elena x

Online gig!

I’m hosting my first live streamed gig over Facebook Live at 2.30pm BST on Monday 6th. If you’re on Facebook, you can join the event here.

Don’t feel obliged, but you may have heard that these are very tough times for musicians at the moment. Therefore, if you’d like to support me for this, you can donate through my Paypal address at paypal.me/epiiras.

Thanks and really looking forward to seeing you there!

Elena x

Performance at the Warwick Folk Club cancelled

I’m sorry to announce that I won’t be playing at the Warwick Folk Club’s Easter Monday Performers’ Night on 13th April as previously reported. This is due to the safety measures around Coronavirus at the moment.

I hope in the meantime you’re all keeping safe and well and I hope it won’t be too long before I get to play for you again. I hope to perform some live streamed gigs over my social media channels during this uncertain period. I’ll keep you posted on that very soon.

Elena x

Elena at St John’s Church

On Saturday 24th March 2018, Elena will be singing at St John’s Church in Canton, Cardiff, from 7-10pm.


With supporting songs from Cardiff Canton Singers led by
Laura Bradshaw.

This is a charity night in aid of Care & Repair Cymru – Improving homes, Changing lives.

Tickets are £7 (£5 for concessions), and can be purchased on the door

You can pre-book your ticket at www.careandrepair.org.uk Or contact
Sheleagh.llewellyn@careandrepair.org.uk Or call 07887 371062

Poster for concert