Artist Profiles: Emma Christian

Emma Christian was born on the Isle of Man in 1972, and raised on the family farm. At thirteen, she left the island to study the recorder at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester. In 1990, Emma began studying Celtic history at Newnham College, Cambridge. These studies have led to a doctorate on the history of the medieval church in the Isle of Man and the Western Isles of Scotland.

Emma has performed traditional music from the Isle of Man widely on the island itself and at Celtic congresses in Brittany, Dublin and north Wales. She has also performed widely throughout the British Isles. Emma launched her solo professional career at the Edinburgh Festival in 1994, with a series of ten recitals in the city’s cathedrals and churches, and in Edinburgh Castle

Discography:

Beneath the Twilight – Ta’n Dooid Cheet in Manx (Manx Celtic Productions, 1994)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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