Award-winning folk duo at Cambridge Junction in April

PUBLISHED: 10:35 02 March 2018

Multi award winning Scottish singer Emily Smith and New Zealand born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jamie McClennan have been making music together for 15 years.

Multi award winning Scottish singer Emily Smith and New Zealand born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jamie McClennan have been making music together for 15 years.

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Multi award winning Scottish singer Emily Smith and New Zealand born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jamie McClennan are appearing at the Cambridge Junction on April 17.

The duo have been making music together for 15 years. Having spent much of 2016 off the road (with Emily on maternity leave) the couple took time to focus on writing new material. In April, they are touring throughout England to preview songs from their new album ahead of its release later in 2018. The tour showcases a new sound for the duo drawing on influences from the folk tradition, Americana and beyond.

Meeting in 2002 when McClennan moved from NZ to Scotland, 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.

Alongside their solo careers they have performed with many musical greats including Richard Thompson, Barbara Dickson, Jerry Douglas and Mary Chapin Carpenter. 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. Emily’s original song ‘Find Hope’ was also chosen as part of Radio 2’s official playlist in December 2016.

Tickets are £13.50 and avaiable from the box office on 01223 511511. Starts 8pm.

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