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Monday, March 10, 2014

Emily Smith brings Echoes to The Met

One of the most sublime voices in Scottish folk, Emily Smith comes to The Met with her fifth solo album, Echoes, on Thursday 27 March at 8pm.

 

Described by The Guardian as Scotland’s “most impressive young songwriter”, Emily Smith has won a host of accolades during her twelve-year career. She was named BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2002, won the USA Songwriting Competition in 2005, Scots Singer of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2008 and received two nominations at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

 

As far as I’m concerned she can walk on water” – Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

 

In Echoes, Emily creates a classy revival of traditional ballads, with what she describes as “a new Scottish sound”.  From remembered ballads like the murdery Twa Sisters and the mythical King Orfeo to contemporary but no less timeless songs such as Bill Caddick’s John O’Dreams and Darrell Scott’s The Open Door, Emily’s voice eases tired ears and lifts knackered souls with its simple beauty.

 

Tickets for the performance are £14, or £12 for concessions. For more information or to book phone 0161 761 2216 or go online at www.themet.biz.