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Last few tickets for Emily Smith

6 Dec 17
Nathon Jones


Emily Smith's 'Songs For Christmas'

We're down to the last few tickets for Emily Smith's 'Songs For Christmas' at Crafty Distillery, Newton Stewart, on Friday 22nd December so please make sure you book today to avoid disappointment. Please note that there will be no tickets available on the door if you haven't booked in advance.

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”
Maverick ****

“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”
R2  *****

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Photography Course with David Moses

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New Stall Galloway Sweets & Treats

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6th annual music festival

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