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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Rising Folk Star Emily Smith Returns To The Met

Rising folk star Emily Smith returns to The Met in support of her new album, Traiveller\’s Joy, on Friday 25 February at 8pm.

Emily Smith is one of the leading singers in the Scottish folk scene today. Her powerful, clear vocals have gained her award winning recognition in the folk scene worldwide. With song writing that has been compared to that of Joni Mitchell and presenting fresh, new interpretations of traditional songs she is carving out her own path in the current resurgence of folk music.

Winning BBC Radio Scotland\’s Young Traditional Music of the Year Award in 2002 gave Emily the confidence and impetus she needed to pursue a career in music and she has released three solo albums to date. Her fourth, Traiveller\’s Joy was released this year to great acclaim.

\”Surely the most impressive young instrumentalist and songwriter singing in English\” The Guardian ****

Her 2008 release Too Long Away brought awards and in the same year she was named Scots Singer of the Year by public vote at the Scots Trad Music Awards.

Alongside her solo career Emily has written, toured and recorded with artists from the folk scene and beyond including Richard Thompson, Phil Cunningham, Eddi Reader, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Karine Polwart and Chris Wood.

\”Smith could become to Scottish folk what Joni Mitchell is to its Californian cousin\” Q MAGAZINE

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