Emily Portman and the Coracle Band Emily talks about the making of Coracle and the formation of The Coracle Band. Featuring the Songs: 'High Tide' (words Eleanor Rees, Music Emily Portman) 'Nightjar'; (Emily Portman) and 'Brink of June' (Emily Portman). Recorded and engineered live by Andy Bell at The Imagined Isle Festival, Birmingham Town Hall on 13th May 2016 emilyportman.co.uk (c) Furrow Records

Brink of June by Emily Portman & the Coracle Band. Recorded live by Scott Johnston at The Imagined Isle Festival, Birmingham Town Hall on 13th May 2016. Live sound by Andy Bell. The Coracle Band are the stellar cast of musicians that featured on Emily's third studio album 'Coracle' now bought together live for 2016. Joining Emily’s celebrated and longstanding collaborators Lucy Farrell (viola,saw vocals) and Rachel Newton (harp, vocals) are virtuosic string player Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead and BBC Folk Musician of the Year 2015) guitarist M G Boulter (Lucky Strikes) and classical percussionist Toby Kearney (Principle percussionist at The Birmingham Symphony Orchestra). 'Brink of June' composed by Emily Portman © Furrow Records. 

'Seed Stitch' is the new single out on November 13th 2015 from BBC Folk Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Emily Portman. It also features on Coracle, Emily's latest album. Video by Laura Spark .


'Darkening Bell' by Emily Portman from Coracle released 22nd June 2015
Film and photography by marrywaterson.com 
Portrait photographs of Emily taken by Elly Lucas.



By Elly Lucas

Coracle Photos feature styling and art work by Karen Le Roy Harris

fRoots photos by Judith Burrows