Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan Spring Tour Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan Emily Smith is a leading figure of the Scottish folk scene. For over a decade she has been entertaining audiences all over the world with her blend of traditional and original songs. Unshakeably Scottish but with farther, wider horizons, Emily’s music sees time worn texts weave beautifully alongside contemporary material, blurring the borders of old and new. Emily’s beautiful voice eases tired ears and lifts souls with its simple beauty. Emily is also an accomplished musician playing accordion and piano. New Zealand born musician Jamie McClennan has over 15 years experience as a touring musician. Jamie grew up in a house filled with music; his parents, both musicians, ran a folk club and folk festival in Hamilton, New Zealand during the 70s & 80s and their home was a regular stop over for many touring musicians. He first became interested in the fiddle at the age of nine, recalling sitting out in the sun porch at home mesmerised by Canadian fiddler Leo Ready playing the well-known fiddle tune ‘The Four Poster Bed’. Jamie has engineered and produced Emily Smith‘s albums and performs regularly with her as a duo and with her band. ABOUT THE PERFORMER Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan’s music is founded on the roots idiom with influences of folk and Americana and they have been performing together for 15 years. Their rich harmonies and sizzling double guitars, fiddle and accordion giving the impression of a much larger band. Emily Smith is one of Scotland’s great young traditional singers, her entrancing voice eases tired ears and lifts souls with its simple beauty. Paired with McClennan’s sensitive accompaniment on fiddle and guitar with their rich harmonies they are one of the most vibrant duos on the UK folk scene.