12 Dec 17
We are now sold out for Emily Smith's 'Songs For Christmas' show at Crafty Distillery, Newton Stewart, on Friday 22nd December. Thank you to everyone who has pre-booked. Please note that there will be no tickets available on the door if you haven't already pre-booked them.
Emily Smith presents her annual Christmas show ‘Songs For Christmas’. A beautiful blend of original and traditional songs drawn from her folk background combine to inspire and celebrate the festive season. From humble beginnings in a rural farm shop in 2012 Emily has honed a unique, family friendly Christmas night out. In 2016 she released the accompanying album from which her song ‘Find Hope’ was play listed on BBC Radio 2. Her material has also been featured on BBC Songs of Praise Christmas special.
Sing along with traditional carols, tap your toes to upbeat instrumentals or simply close your eyes and let Emily’s evocative voice help you dwell on the joy and peace that Christmas can bring.
Emily will be joined by her band Jamie McClennan & Anna Massie (guitars, fiddles & vocals).
“Beautiful…my new favourite Christmas song”
Clare Balding BBC Radio 2
“a Christmas album with a heart of gold”
“The freshest sounding folk album in an age"
Sunday Express ****
“Stunning…virtually every number was a highlight"
(Live Review) The Scotsman ****
“One of Scotland’s most distinctive voices. The sincerity in Emily’s singing is simply entrancing”
2018 sees the 5th anniversary of Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival and we're pulling out all the stops to deliver another outstanding event in Wigtownshire. This year sees us host officially registered Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music who will be performing over the 3 days. We have the bubbly on ice and can't wait to see you all again in Galloway. The tunes last year were just mighty!