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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Folk Award Nominee Emily Portman to Perform at The Met

The Met welcomes rising folk star Emily Portman on Thursday 17 February at 8pm.

\’One of the new British folk scene\’s most beguiling presences\’ Uncut

Emily Portman is a singer, writer and concertina player based in the North East of England. She is already an established musician having performed with The Devil\’s Interval and regularly touring with Waterson:Carthy.

Inspired by folktales and ballads, Emily weaves harmony-rich narratives relaying female experience, accompanied by viola player and singer Lucy Farrell (fresh from touring with The Unthanks) and harpist-singer Rachel Newton of BBC folk Award Nominees The Shee. Emily\’s 2010 debut album The Glamoury has been received with overwhelming critical acclaim, with The Observer hailing it \’A remarkable and original debut.\’

Emily has been nominated for two BBC Folk Awards (Horizon and Best Original Song for Stick Stock); Two Sisters has been nominated for best original song in Spiral Earth Awards and The Glamoury is also in MOJO and fROOTS top folk albums of the year.

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