Scottish folk singer-songwriter Emily Smith comes to Cecil Sharp House on Thursday 13 March to launch her fifth album, Echoes. Collaborators on the record include multi-instrumentalists Jamie McClennan and Matheu Watson, bassist Ross Hamilton and percussionist Signy Jakobsdottir as well as Jerry Douglas, Aoife O'Donovan, Kris Drever, Tim Edey, Natalie Haas and Rory Butler.
This is a bold new phase in Emily’s music and with it comes what she describes as “a new Scottish sound”. Echoes has one foot planted firmly in Emily’s home of Dumfries and Galloway and the other in the unspoiled heartland of Nashville
Ahead of the show we would like to give you a chance to enjoy the album in full! We have two copies of Echoes ready to go to a good home - simply answer the following question to be in with a chance of winning.
In what year was Emily named named BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year?
“An absolute triumph…I love this album to bits. My favourite CD of the year” The Living Tradition
“A perfect mainstream folk album that both respects and enriches the tradition.” AmericanaUK
“Echoes is one of the finest and not only of its kin. Go, give it a serious listen and then another - you won't be disappointed” Flyinshoes
“The great canon of Scottish traditional song cries out for her voice to record it. In case I’ve not made myself clear, Echoes is a brilliant album” Folking
“Echoes is without doubt a Celtic folk album, but can I say a quite brilliant one. I was absolutely spellbound with this album from start to finish” Up Country