From: "Martin Snodin" <martin_at_snodin_dot_com>Date: 1 March 2010 21:51:40 GMTSubject: Acoustic Sussex Newsletter 2010-03-02 (IMPORTANT MESSAGE)
Monday 26 April 2010. 8pm
Scots Singer of the Year 2008/9 Emily Smith has firmly established herself as a leading light in the folk scene. Since winning the 2002 BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award, she has now released four critically acclaimed albums, toured extensively with her band on the international folk circuit and is recognised not only as one of Scotland’s finest interpreters of traditional song but also as a talented songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Her songwriting has not gone without recognition – She became the first ever winner from Scotland in the USA Songwriting Competition in 2005 after winning the folk section with her song ‘Edward of Morton’, another of her songs ‘Always a Smile,’ about the life of her Polish grandmother, was short listed in the final ten.
Alongside her solo career Smith has written, recorded and toured with artists from the folk scene and beyond including Eddi Reader, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Karine Polwart, John McCusker, David Scott and Phil Cunningham. She also appeared on the most recent series of BBC’s Transatlantic Sessions (Series 4).
“As far as I’m concerned she can walk on water” Mike Harding, Radio 2
“Smith could become to Scottish folk what Joni Mitchell is to its Californian cousin” Q Magazine
Future 2010 dates in the Acoustic Sussex programme include:
Ø 8 March* – Dave Swarbrick + support Dana & Susan Robinson
ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY (£13) – PLEASE BUY OR RESERVE BY 7pm on FRIDAY 5th MARCH
Ø 23 March – Lau + support Matthew Ord
Ø 1 April – Martin Simpson + support Emily Slade
Ø 26 April – Emily Smith + support (tbc) ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY (£11)
Ø 18 May – Gretchen Peters
Ø 14 June – Eliza Carthy Band
Ø 16 September – Show of HandsMore information can be found on our website: www.acousticsussex.org.uk. You can also find us on MySpace (with samples from some of the artists appearing) at: www.myspace.com/acousticsussex. If you know anyone who you think may enjoy our events, please forward this email to them.
If you know anyone who you think may enjoy our events, please forward this email to them. Many thanks
From: "Cliff" <cliffb_at_ylis_dot_co_dot_uk>Date: 1 March 2010 16:12:46 GMTSubject: RE: SEFAN 2010-03-01_02 Ceilidh and Dance Roundup MARCH