Emily Portman Trio

Line up

  • Emily Portman (vocals, concertina, banjo, ukulele)
  • Lucy Farrell  (viola, saw, vocals)
  • Rachel Newton (harp, fiddle, vocals)
  • country:
    United Kingdom
  • style(s):
    • Folk
    • Songwriter
  • label:
    Furrow Records
  • type:
    Band, Trio
  • gender:
  • instrumentation:
    singer songwriter
  • artist submitted by:

WOMEX 13 Official Showcase Selection

An enchantress, using her cheerfully innocent sounding voice to lure you into a disconcerting world of dark imaginings, cruel deeds and surreal fairy-tales drawn from the subterranean netherworld of folklore that still permeates from the cracks in the concrete mundanity of the modern urban landscape. Emily Portman sings, plays concertina, ukulele and banjo and writes songs that interpret and mould British folk traditions into a platform for her own story-telling, inspired by a wide range of literary influences from the myth of Leda and the Swan to the novels of Angela Carter. Her second album, Hatchling, won her a BBC Folk Award and reams of effusive reviews, and in the Emily Portman Trio, alongside Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton on viola, harp and vocals, she's been busy enchanting audiences around the UK.



  • Emily Portman Trio

    date:24 Oct 2013 - 24 Oct 2013
    country:United Kingdom

Emily Portman Trio


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BBC Folk Award Winning song lullaby from Leda to her egg-hatched twins, fathered by Zeus.


Old Mother Eve

A subversive retelling of the myth of Adam and Eve in the form of a Somerset Wassail, found in Ruth Tongue’s ‘Chime Child’ and remade by Emily.

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