The Furrow Collective Album Launch Tour

The Furrow Collective Album Launch Tour

The Furrow Collective is a brand new venture with Alasdair Roberts, Rachel Newton and Lucy Farrell and we are all excited to be touring our new album of trad songs in February! Our shiny website is now live! Here are the forthcoming dates:

Womenfolk Tour

Womenfolk Tour

I’m pleased to announce I’ll be performing in a triple bill alongside Emma Sweeney and Lucy Ward in a tour of the North in January and February. We’ll all be performing solo sets, so I’ll be dusting off the banjo and concertina and bringing out some new songs and arrangements, alongside some collaborative pieces. Hope you can make it!

30th January – Manchester, Band On The Wall 

31st January – Clitheroe, Lancs., Clitheroe Grand

1st February – Stockton on Tees, ARC

2nd February –  The Liverpool Philharmonic 

6th February – Barrow on Furness The Forum

BBC Folk Award WIN!

BBC Folk Award WIN!

I am very excited to announce that I’ve won ‘Best Original Song‘ at the BBC Folk Awards! The song in question is ‘Hatchlings’, inspired by the myth of Leda and the Swan, a lullaby from Leda to her two sets of twins, hatched from eggs. It was a brilliant night and a highlight was when my 7 month-old daughter shook the hand of Alex Salmond! I’d particularly like to thank the musicians who played with me on ‘Hatchlings: Lucy Farrell, Rachel Newton and Lucy Deakin...And also thanks to everyone who comes to my gigs, supports my music and has given me encouragement over the years – it’s all MASSIVELY appreciated!!
Emily x