Scottish folk star coming to Bromsgrove

One of Scottish folk music’s most distinctively sublime voices: Emily Smith

One of Scottish folk music’s most distinctively sublime voices: Emily Smith

First published in Local

HAVING celebrated a decade as one of Scottish folk music’s most distinctively sublime voices, Emily Smith is now branching out with a fifth album and tour.

Time has passed ridiculously fast since Emily was named BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year back in 2002.

Since then she’s toured the world, thrilling audiences from Cambridge Folk Festival all the way down to the National Folk Festival in Australia, via Europe, Russia, Canada and New Zealand.

With her new album Echoes, Emily returns to her first love of traditional song.

Recorded over the space of a year (interrupted by the arrival of a small person) Echoes expands the core group of musicians with whom she’s previously played.

Together they’ve created an album with one foot planted firmly in Emily’s home of Dumfries and Galloway and the other in the unspoiled heartland of Nashville.

As part of the tour supporting the album she will be playing a very special show at Bromsgrove's Artrix.

She will be joined by Jamie McLennan (guitar, fiddle vocals) and Matheu Watson (guitar and whistle).

Emily Smith performs at the Artrix on Sunday, March 30 starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available at £15 (£13 concessions) from the box office on 01527 577330 or online at artrix.co.uk.

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