20 Oct 17
Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival are proud to present Emily Smith's annual Christmas show 'Songs For Christmas' live at Crafty Distillery, Newton Stewart, on Friday 22nd December 2017 from 7:30pm featuring Emily Smith, Jamie McClennan and Anna Massie. Book now!
The perfect way to start your Christmas holidays, Emily Smith presents a beautiful blend of original and traditional songs drawn from her folk background combined 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).
Tickets are available by calling the box office on 01671 404924 / 07762 064 298 or at door on the night at Crafty Distillery however we do recommend booking in advance as Emily's Christmas shows are very popular.
“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”
6 concerts, 7 workshops, sessions all over the place all weekend, beautiful sunshine, fabulous musicians...2017 was our best year yet with lots of new faces and, pleasingly, musicians as well as our regular visitors who we love to see back every year. We already have some announcements for 2018 which we'll be making in due course plus there'll be lots of new additions to the website over the coming months so please stay tuned for all the latest.