and Special Guests
SATURDAY 8TH MARCH 2014
Multi award winning Scottish folk singer Emily Smith is a leading figure of the Scottish folk scene. Having started her career as an instrumentalist on piano and accordion, it’s as a songwriter Emily has been likened to ‘a Scottish Joni Mitchell’, but is equally adept at presenting fresh and evocative interpretations of traditional material.
Emily has toured worldwide performing on the main stage of many of the world’s biggest folk festivals including Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, Denmark’s Tonder Folk Festival, Edmonton Folk Festival and the National Folk Festival in Australia. She has also taken her music to audiences in Japan, Russia, New Zealand and North America.
Alongside her solo career Emily has worked with an array of artists from the folk scene and beyond including Richard Thompson, Eddi Reader, Chris Wood, and Beth Nielsen Chapman.
2013 see the release of her fifth album Ten Years, a special anniversary album to mark Emily’s tenth anniversary as a folksinger.