Scotland’s Emily Smith Band Will Bring Celtic Music to Raleigh

Emily Smith
Emily Smith
Scottish singer Emily Smith will be performing with her band April 2 at the Long View Center in Raleigh. Scottish-born singer/songwriter Emily Smith first made her mark on the European music scene when she won the 2002 BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Scottish Traditional Musician of the Year Award. In the same year she formed her own band and has since toured throughout Europe and Australia. In 2003 Emily graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with an Honors degree in Scottish music. During this time she developed her skills on piano and accordion and established her own singing style drawing on the many sources available to her.

Emily has a warm and open stage manner and these same characteristics shine through in her musicianship. Her voice blends delicacy with a surprising power and is equally alluring whether enriched by instrumental backing or unaccompanied. With an imaginative approach to instrumental arrangements she gives a contemporary edge to ancient songs.As well as performing with her band, Emily has worked with performers such as John McCusker, Karine Polwart and North Cregg. She has also been included in the acclaimed ‘Scottish Women’ group featuring Scotland’s top female vocalists and is a member of Scotland’s ‘folk orchestra’ – The Unusual Suspects.

The Long View Center in Downtown Raleigh is adjacent to the Exploris/Marbles Kids Museum. The historic Long View Center, originally built in 1856 was renovated in 2002, and is located in downtown Raleigh and easily accessible.

The size, dimensions, architectural design and acoustics of the Long View Center lend themselves to connecting with the audience in an intimate setting. The 450-seat tabernacle resembles the classic concert theaters and opera houses of old, complete with a mezzanine set high behind the stage for a theater-in-the-round setting.

DATE: Wednesday, April 2
TIME: 8:00 P.M. (Doors at 7:30)
Long View Center
118 S. Person St.
Raleigh, NC (Adjacent to Exploris Museum)
TICKETS: $15.00 advance
$20.00 General Admission

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Author: World Music Central News Department

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