Rising folk star Emily Portman begins a captivating music programme at The Atkinson

Rising folk star Emily Portman begins a captivating music programme at The Atkinson

Emily Portman brings her enchanting trio to The Atkinson on Thursday 5 September at 7.30pm and launches, what promises to be, a comprehensive and eclectic season of great music for the seaside town.

BBC Folk Award nominated Emily Portman is a singer and concertina player from Glastonbury, hailed “one of the new British folk scene’s most beguiling presences” -Uncut.

Her  2010 debut album The Glamoury gained her two BBC Folk Award nominations and she is fast gaining a reputation for her unique song writing, which has been described as “remarkable and original”The Observer and “the raw stuff of great Ballads”Radio 2.

Her second album Hatchling released in spring 2012, features 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. 

Her talented trio consists of Emily Portman: vocals, concertina, and banjo, Lucy Farrell (Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell): vocals, viola, violin, saw and Rachel Newton (The Shee): vocals and harp.

Intricate, beautiful and brittle, entrancing” ***** – Rock & Reel

Tickets for the Emily Portman Trio are £10 adv / £12 door. For more information or to book please call The Atkinson’s box office on 01704 533 333 or book online at theatkinson.co.uk . Tickets can be bought over the counter at box office during The Atkinson’s opening hours.

Please note: A booking fee of £2 is applicable for online and telephone bookings


Posted on 19 August 2013 under General news

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