English folk songstress Emily Portman has announced that she has been nominated for a BBC FOLK AWARD for BEST ORIGINAL SONG for ‘Hatchlings’, the title track from her latest album. `Hatchlings’ is inspired by the myth of Leda and her egg-hatched twins, which Emily first came across depicted on the frescos of Pompeii. Banjo and ringing bells accompany interweaving strings and harmonies from Rachel Newton, Lucy Farrell and Lucy Deakin. The winner will be announced at the BBC folk award ceremony on 30th January ’13.
In other exciting news Emily is touring throughout February and has been invited the fabulous Be Good Tanyas on their UK tour with a closing night at The Barbican, London on 3rd February ‘13.
25 January 2013, Martin Simpson, Jim Moray & Emily Portman, Cecil Sharp House, LONDON.
26 January 2013, Emily Portman Trio, Cecil Sharp House, LONDON.
27 January 2013, Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds, with BE GOOD TANYAS.
29 January 2013, The Stables, Milton Keynes, with BE GOOD TANYAS.
30 January 2013, St. Georges, Bristol, with BE GOOD TANYAS.
01 February 2013, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, with BE GOOD TANYAS.
02 February 2013, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, with BE GOOD TANYAS.
03 February 2013, Barbican, London, with BE GOOD TANYAS.
12 February 2013, Emily Portman Trio St Davids Hall, Cardiff The Hayes, CARDIFF
17 February 2013, Emily Portman Trio The Hive 5 Belmont, SHREWSBURY, shropshire
22 February 2013,Emily Portman Trio New Greenham Arts 113, Lindenmuth Way, New Greenham Park, NEWBURY, Berks
23 February 2013, Emily Portman Trio Goblins in the Ginnel – The Globe Inn 144 High St West, GLOSSOP, Derbyshire