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The Regional Cultural Centre in association with Earagail Arts Festival presents: The Emily Portman Trio

Monday July 14

Emily Portman is the 2013 holder of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Original Song; an accolade which reflects her power to lure listeners into a complex and darkly surreal netherworld, conjuring a dark and brooding realm. Her ethereal voice and the trio’s enchanting harmonies belie a world of dark storytelling, cruel deeds and sordid city landscapes, part inspired by traditional balladry and part by rich literarysources, from the myth of Leda and the Swan to the magical realism of Angela Carter. The trio, featuring Emily, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton bewitches audiences with sirenic harmonies and haunting arrangements for harp, concertina, banjo, strings and saw.