Multi-award winning Scottish folksinger Emily Smith has been a leading voice of the Scottish folk scene for over a decade and 2016 sees the release of her sixth solo album ‘Songs For Christmas’.
The Galloway-based singer is embarking on a Christmas themed UK tour with four dates in Galloway, one of which is the McMillan Hall in Newton Stewart.
Emily’s career began in 2002 when she became BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year. Subsequent accolades include Scots Singer of the Year 2008 & 2014 and two nominations at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2012 (Folksinger of the Year & Best Traditional Track).
On ‘Songs For Christmas’ Emily presents a beautifully crafted album of original and traditional material drawn from her folk background.
The material has been written and collected over the last few years in response to the popularity of her annual Christmas show. The result is an album of songs that inspire, comfort and celebrate Christmas and the winter season. Forgotten gems such as the ancient Scots ‘Christ Has My Hairt, Ay’ and soulful ballad ‘Heard From Heaven Today’. 16th Dec; McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart, 7.30pm Tickets £10; www.dgartslive.org.uk or Tel 01387253383 or from Laura’s Gift Shop Newton Stewart.