The Ulster-Scots Agency and Ulster Orchestra are delighted to announce that singer Emily Smith will be returning for a second concert with the Orchestra at its 6th annual Burns Night Celebration, supported by the Ulster-Scots Agency.
A fantastic night of music, dance and song awaits you on Saturday 21 January 2017 at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall at 7.45pm. Tickets are priced from £15 to £30 and are available from the Ulster Hall (028 9033 4455) or online at www.ulsterorchestra.com.
Joining a line up which includes the Ulster-Scots Agency’s Juvenile Pipe Band and the Markethill Dancers will be Zoe Salmon and some surprise guests!
The Ulster Orchestra, conducted by John Logan, will lead all the performers in a programme of music that mixes traditional favourites with more up to date work from award winning singer/songwriter Emily Smith.
Having celebrated a decade as one of Scottish music’s most distinctively sublime voices, Emily Smith begins a fresh chapter in her illustrious, award-winning, TV-appearing career.
Her fifth solo album Echoes, sees her return to her first love of traditional song. Her gift for finding a personal connection in these passed-down, anon-penned words is still at the heart of her craft. But this is a bold new phase in Emily’s music and with it comes what she describes as “a new Scottish sound”.
Time has passed ridiculously fast since Emily was named BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year back in 2002. The accolades continued as she won the USA Songwriting Competition in 2005, Scots Singer of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2008, and she received two nominations in the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
And of course, the work of The Bard will feature throughout the programme.
So why not join Emily Smith and musician husband Jamie McClennan, the Ulster Orchestra, presenter Zoe Salmon and all our other performers on 21 January 2017.
The skirl of the pipes, the whirl of jigs and reels and romance of Robbie Burns’ traditional songs will be the ultimate Burns Night celebration!