Emily Portman is a singer, writer and concertina player with a BBC folk award nomination for her work with harmony trio The Devil’s Interval.
Less well known are her original compositions: these visceral visions of a darker Albion conjure landscapes where mythical sirens collide in urban backstreets. Inspired by folktales and ballads, Emily weaves harmony-rich narratives relaying female experience, accompanied by viola player Lucy Farrell (fresh from touring with The Unthanks) and harpist Rachel Newton of BBC folk Award Nominees The Shee. BBC Radio 3’s ‘Late Junction’, and ‘Words & Music’ have already caught wind of Emily’s new songs, airing her compositions even before their official release.
Emily is currently performing to sell-out crowds in the North East and her debut album ‘The Glamoury’ will be released Spring 2010.
You can here a number of her songs via her MySpace page.