One on my favourites on the folk scene is the lovely Emily Smith and having just released a new CD Traiveller’s Joy (and no I’ve not made a spelling mistake this time) she will be embarking on a short tour and there will be a couple of opportunities in the area to catch up with her.
As you will hear from the video below, Traiveller’s Joy focuses on the travelling community in her homeland of Scotland and includes re-workings of some traditional songs as well as the self penned new tracks. Musicians featured on the album include Nashville’s Stuart Duncan on fiddle who she met on ‘Transatlantic Sessions’, James Fagan on bouzouki, Alan Doherty on flute and whistles as well as usual band members Duncan Lyall on bass and producer Jamie McClennan on guitar.
Emily’s clear and distinctive voice is always a pleasure to hear on recordings and also comes over superbly live. Yes I’ve seen Emily many times on her travels to Hitchin Folk Club, The Stables and various festival and there is very little reason why I wouldn’t want to go and see her again. She’s due to play