Emily Smith & Jamie McLennan

Wadsworth Community Centre
2019-09-21 00:00

Emily Smith & Jamie McLennan with special guests Plumhall –Saturday 21st September 2019

Multi award winning Scottish singer Emily Smith and New Zealand born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jamie McClennan have been making music together for over fifteen years. Wadsworth is very proud to have lured Emily and Jamie away from Scotland for this special one off gig.

Emily (vocals, guitar, accordion) and Jamie (vocals, guitar, viola) produced the album 'Unplugged' which was released to great acclaim in April 2018. With rich vocal harmonies, accordion, fiddle and sublime guitar backing they are one of the most vibrant duos on the UK folk scene today.

Smith’s accolades include BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the year, two BBC Radio 2 folk awards nominations and twice winner of Scots Singer of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards. Meeting in 2002 fiddle player Jamie soon became an integral part of Emily’s sound, taking on the role of lead guitar and backing vocals and producing several of her albums. They have performed throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Russia and North America.

TV and Radio appearances include Transatlantic Sessions, BBC Songs of Praise, BBC Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday, Bob Harris Show & The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe.

“One of Scotland’s most distinctive voices….simply entrancing” R2 *****

Check them out at https://emilysmith.org

Special Guest support is Yorkshire duo Plumhall  who will be showcasing material from their forthcoming album. Plumhall are Michelle Plum (ex Chumbawamba, Waking the Witch). Michelle has in her own right has supported Aimee Mann, Capercaillie, Ralph McTell, Texas and Shane MacGowan to name but a few.

Nick B Hall has been a member of the Hall Brothers band nearly all his life, and has supported Fairport Convention, Hugh Cornwell, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, Glenn Tilbrook plus many more.

"A fine duo - go and see them if you get the chance"    Steve Knightley - SHOW OF HANDS

Tickets £15   Please note earlier times for this one.  Doors – 6:30   -   Show 7:45


As with all our gigs locally sourced real ale and a pie & pea supper with vegetarian and vegan options will be available




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  • 2019-09-21 00:00

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