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Multi award winning singer Emily Smith is a leading figure of the Scottish folk scene. Winner of ‘Scots Singer of the Year 2014’ she is recognised not only as a talented songwriter but also as one of the finest interpreters of traditional song in the UK. Her current tour sees Emily showcase songs from her highly acclaimed 2014 album ‘Echoes’. Unshakeably Scottish but with farther, wider horizons, Emily’s material sees time worn texts weave beautifully alongside contemporary covers, blurring the borders of old and new. ‘Echoes’ has been hailed as her finest album yet.

“Bursting with joy and talent” The Telegraph ****
“The freshest sounding folk album in an age” Sunday Express ****

Emily’s beautiful voice eases tired ears and lifts souls with its simple beauty. She also plays accordion and piano. Performing with long time musical partner Jamie McClennan on guitar, fiddle and backing vocals and with multi-instrumentalist Matheu Watson, this is a highly talented trio playing the best of contemporary Scottish folk music.


SUPPORT BY IAN WALKER
(Accompanied by Jimmy Scott and Moe Walker) www.ianwalkeronline.com

Ian Walker is a popular and successful singer songwriter and an old favourite in Linlithgow. He has released seventeen albums and has two song books published. Songs like “Hawks and Eagles”, “Some Hae Meat” and “Roses in December” have carried into the folk song mainstream. His songs have been covered by artists worldwide and been sung before Nelson Mandela and Arun Ghandi.

His first solo album “Flying High”, with Fellside Records, Cumbria, won the Music Retailers Association Award in London in 1988 and his latest solo album “Singing the River” was nominated for the British Country Music Association Awards 2011 in London. He has sung and recorded with the Scottish/Irish band Setanta, with country Gospel singer Jimmy Scott and has recently rekindled his 25 year old singing partnership (on Greentrax Records) with internationally established singer songwriter Ian Bruce.

“One of Scotland’s most respected singer/songwriters.” The living tradition magazine

Venue: Linlithgow Academy Theatre, Braehead Road, EH49 7EN
Time: 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm) Linlithgow
Cost: tickets £15. All seats unreserved from BOX OFFICE – The Burgh Halls, the Cross, Linlithgow – in person or telephone 01506 282720. Credit and debit cards accepted. Online booking available via www.linlithgowfolk.yapsody.com