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Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan


Thu 1 Mar 2012, 7:30pm–10:00pm

Where: Meow, 9 Edward St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: kevinikin

Acoustic Routes presents Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan in concert.

Award-winning Scottish folk singer Emily Smith and New Zealand-born multi-instrumentalist Jamie McClennan are back to delight audiences with an inspiring mix of original songs and tunes alongside updated settings of traditional material. They have been creating music together since 2002, when Jamie joined Emily's band on fiddle and lead guitar, as well as producing Emily's latest solo album Traveller's Joy, nominated for Folk Singer of the Year and Best Traditional Track at the forthcoming BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards to be announced this month.

Emily grew up in Dumfriesshire, South West Scotland and moved to Glasgow in 1999 to study Scottish Music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. Already an accomplished accordion player, it wasn't until commencing her studies that she found her true passion was for song. In the same year Jamie moved to Scotland to further his musical career. Raised in Hamilton he had grown up immersed in NZ's folk scene and played in several folk, blues and surf bands before making the move. He became a sought-after player on the Glasgow music scene playing ceilidhs and in the award-winning four piece "Quarter Mile".

Emily and Jamie have toured worldwide performing on the main stage of many prestigious festivals including Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, Denmark's Tonder Folk Festival and the National Folk Festival in Australia. Performing a beautiful blend of traditional and original folk songs and tunes on vocals, accordion, piano, fiddle and guitar this is an act not to miss!

Opening act: Polytropos
Rennie Pearson and Oscar West are Polytropos, an exciting young multi-instrumental duo who were guest artists at Wellyfest 2011. They have a passion for Scottish and Irish traditional music with a twist.

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