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February 2011 8pm
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Emily Smith is a leading light of the contemporary Scottish folk scene. Her powerful, clear vocals have gained her award winning, worldwide recognition. As a songwriter Emily has been likened to
"a Scottish Joni Mitchell", but as a collector she is equally adept at presenting fresh and evocative interpretations of traditional songs.
She has worked with artists such as Richard Thompson, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Eddi Reader. Recent TV appearances include Transatlantic Sessions 4 and BBC Songs of Praise.
2011 sees her launch Traiveller's Joy a stunning new album of songs written and gathered on the road featuring an international flavoured line up of guest musicians.
"As far as I'm concerned she can walk on water"Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
"Smith could become to Scottish folk what Joni Mitchell is to its Californian cousin"Q
"Smith deserves to become yet another new folk celebrity"The Guardian
Thank you to
Core programme and
major capital funders
The John S
With thanks to
Walker Morris LLP.
Joanne Collumbine and Keith Gillespie; Noreen Kershaw;
Mark Potter; Ian Warburton.