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Emily Portman Trio

Thursday 12th September 2013

With: Ellie Ford


Doors 8:00 pm

Price £10 / £12

Melting Vinyl are excited to announce folk singer-songwriter Emily Portman accompanied by beautiful harmonies, violinists and harpist Rachel Newton and will be also joined by the highly talented Rowan Rheingans on fiddle/banjo/vocals who make up the Emily Portman Trio!

Emily Portman is a singer and concertina player from Glastonbury, hailed ‘one of the new British folk scene’s most beguiling presences’ (Uncut). With her 2010 debut album The Glamoury gaining her two BBC Folk Award nominations, Emily is fast gaining a reputation for her unique songwriting, described as ‘remarkable and original’ (The Observer) and ‘the raw stuff of great Ballads’ (Radio 2).

Her second album Hatchling was released in spring 2012, featuring indie songster Alasdair Roberts. Hatchling is an off-kilter collection of contemporary lullabies, apple-tree wassails, and folk carols, entering a carnival-esque world of fallen angels, and fantastical metamorphosis, set against a backdrop of England’s country lanes and urban backstreets.

Support comes from Brighton based musician & songwriter Ellie Ford, who combines harp and guitar with soft vocals and haunting melodies.

‘[Emily] recasts antique folk and myth into stunning shapes … remarkable and original’ Observer

‘The raw stuff of the great ballads’ Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

‘rampantly imaginative’ fRoots

‘Intricate, beautiful and brittle, entrancing. *****’ Rock & Reel.