From: Martin Snodin [martin_at_snodin_dot_com]
Sent: 01 March 2010 21:53
Subject: Acoustic Sussex Newsletter 2010-03-02 (IMPORTANT MESSAGE)

Newsletter              2 March 2010


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Feedback following our last show at Chequer Mead featuring Kate Walsh would suggest it was one of the very best evenings Acoustic Sussex has ever staged. Judge for yourselves from these video clips from the evening:

Bonsoir (Debussy)

The Greatest Love

April 2010
Emily Smith

at The Ravenswood


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Buy online via Acoustic Sussex website

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Scots Singer of the Year 2008/9 Emily Smith has firmly established herself as a leading light in the folk scene. Since winning the 2002 BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award, she has now released four critically acclaimed albums, toured extensively with her band on the international folk circuit and is recognised not only as one of Scotland’s finest interpreters of traditional song but also as a talented songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Her songwriting has not gone without recognition – She became the first ever winner from Scotland in the USA Songwriting Competition in 2005 after winning the folk section with her song ‘Edward of Morton’, another of her songs ‘Always a Smile,’ about the life of her Polish grandmother, was short listed in the final ten.

Alongside her solo career Smith has written, recorded and toured with artists from the folk scene and beyond including Eddi Reader, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Karine Polwart, John McCusker, David Scott and Phil Cunningham. She also appeared on the most recent series of BBC’s Transatlantic Sessions (Series 4).

“As far as I’m concerned she can walk on water” Mike Harding, Radio 2

“Smith could become to Scottish folk what Joni Mitchell is to its Californian cousin” Q Magazine

“Smith deserves to become yet another new folk celebrity” The Guardian


Emily Smith

Watch Emily Smith performing with the Darwin Song Project

Don’t forget that as well as our own shows, the Acoustic Sussex website has a Regional Gig Guide and links to venues and clubs in the South East that offer folk, roots and acoustic music – and our MySpace site contains over 500 links to a variety of other MySpace ‘friends’ sites, including musicians, venues, magazines and lots more.


Regional Gig Guide

For your future diaries...


Acoustic Sussex is grateful for the funding support provided in 2009 by the PRS for Music Foundation

Future 2010 dates in the Acoustic Sussex programme include:

Ø     8 March* – Dave Swarbrick + support Dana & Susan Robinson

Ø     23 March – Lau + support Matthew Ord

Ø     1 April – Martin Simpson + support Emily Slade

Ø     26 April – Emily Smith + support (tbc) ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY (£11)

Ø     18 May – Gretchen Peters

Ø     14 June – Eliza Carthy Band

Ø     16 September – Show of Hands


More information can be found on our website: You can also find us on MySpace (with samples from some of the artists appearing) at: If you know anyone who you think may enjoy our events, please forward this email to them.


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