Watch the new video from folk singer songwriter Emily Mae Winters for Down by the Salley Gardens. The traditional Irish song which is based on the lyrical poem by Irish poet W.B Yeats featured on her debut album’ Siren Serenade‘ which was a Featured Album of the Month on Folk Radio UK. In his review of the album Neil Mcfadyen concluded:
“As a collaborator and musician, she seems capable of realising a musical vision that’s inspired by music and song from the rich Irish, English and American folk traditions as well as contemporary sources. As a vocalist, she combines a simply beautiful voice with a natural gift for drama to deliver songs that are as enchanting as they are satisfying. Siren Serenade is enthralling evidence of the breadth of talent Emily Mae Winters has to offer.” Read the full review.
The video was produced by Rob Bridge (Redwood Photography).
Winters was born in England and raised in Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland where she was influenced by Celtic and transatlantic sounds. Winters teamed up with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker (Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker) to produce her first record. Her self-penned track ‘Anchor’ from the release won the folk category in the Guardian Songwriting Competition. The tracks have received extensive national and international folk and Americana radio play including support from the BBC Radio 2 Good Morning Sunday with Clare Balding and the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe. The album hosts a combination of self-penned and traditional folk songs and features top folk names including Evan Carson (Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys), Lukas Drinkwater and Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage.
Emily begins her headline album tour this Autumn/Winter with John Parker (Megson, Kate Rusby) on double bass and Jasmine Watkiss on fiddle/backing vocals.
SIREN SERENADE – AUTUMN WINTER TOUR
24/09 Hailsham Arts Festival
17/10 Bath- The Bell
20/10 Sheffield- Netheredge Bowling Club
24/10 Birmingham- Kitchen Garden Cafe
26/10 Glasgow- The Glad Cafe
27/10 Edinburgh- The Voodoo Rooms
08/11 London Folk and Roots Festival- The Slaughtered Lamb
16/11 Leicester- The Musician
19/11 Bristol- Folk House
25/11 Lewes- Union Music Store
02/12 Cambridge- The Junction
08/12 Bury St Edmunds- Milkmaid Folk Club
27/01 Lincolnshire- Spilsby Theatre
Tickets and Info: www.emilymaewinters.com
Photo Credit: Rob Bridge (Redwood Photos)