Emily portman trio
Friday 19 June 8pm, click here to book TICKETS
Emily Portman is a singer, writer and concertina player hailed as “one of the new British folk scene's most beguiling presences” (Uncut) and winner of two BBC Folk Awards. Inspired by the darker underbelly of folklore and balladry, Emily weaves harmony-rich narratives alongside Lucy Farrell (viola) and Rachel Newton (harp). After a stint presenting BBC Radio Merseyside’s folk show ‘Folkscene’ Emily’s other major project is the collaborative traditional song band The Furrow Collective who are described by Mojo as ‘a mouthwatering collaboration’. The Furrow Collective features Alasdair Roberts, Rachel Newton and Lucy Farrell.
Emily launches her new album, Coracle, in June. A vivid tour de force of finely-crafted songs, Coracle is Emily Portman’s first entirely self-penned release that subtly spins together folk motifs with deeply personal reflections on motherhood and bereavement. Coracle shrugs off pigeon-holing and dances deftly between angular folk and intricately-woven contemporary pop. Signalling an adventurous new direction for this critically celebrated singer, Emily treads fresh ground following the success of her BBC Folk award-winning release Hatchling.
Crackling with creative energy her new music reinforces Emily Portman’s blossoming reputation as a dazzlingly, enchanting and original talent.
“Remarkable and original” The Observer