Emily Portman is a singer, songwriter and banjo player hailed as ‘one of the new British folk scene’s most beguiling presences’ (Uncut). Emily is a winner of the BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Original Song, an accolade that reflects her flair for conjuring darkly magical otherworlds where folk narratives collide with urban landscapes, told with a subversive, Carter-esque twist.
Emily’s latest critically acclaimed album Coracle led her to perform with her 6-piece band on festival stages across Europe. Emily has received widespread international radio-play, performed live sessions for BBC Radio, reached Mojo’s top ten album lists and has toured extensively for 10 years.
Emily also performs with the acclaimed band The Furrow Collective, BBC Folk Award winners of Best Band 2017. In addition to her performance work Emily is a singing teacher and lecturer, teaching songwriting and gender and traditional music at Newcastle University.