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 and keep their instrumentation simple in order to emphasize their lyrics. On stage it is their goal to spark dialogue. Three Little Birds have performed at various venues in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto and have featured at the University of Ottawa’s Frosh Week and the Ontario Council of Folk Festival Conference in October of 2010.
Three Little Birds are grant recipients of the Popular Music Grant, awarded by the Ontario Arts Council.