Emily is part of the collaborative traditional song band The Furrow Collective who currently tour the UK and Europe. Their debut album At Our Next Meeting was described by Mojo as ‘a mouthwatering collaboration’.
The Furrow Collective, which features Alasdair Roberts, Rachel Newton and Lucy Farrell, were invited to do a live session for Radio 2 and made their London debut at Outlandish Knights, a mini-festival at Kings Place, co-curated by Emily and Alasdair. Since then The Furrow Collective have released an acclaimed 6-track EP Blow Out the Moon in 2015 and, after a string of BBC Folk Award Nominations, their latest album Wild Hog led to their being named Best Band at the 2017 BBC Radio Two Folk Awards.
Similarly The Emily Portman Trio, with musicians Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton have ben praised by the Observer for their “inventive arrangements using twinkling harp, brooding strings and chiming vocal parts”. Lucy and Rachel are highly sought-after soloists in their own right and together they have beguiled audiences throughout Europe.
The Emily Portman Trio count prestigious venues including London’s Barbican and The Queen Elizabeth Hall among their stamping grounds, not to mention a string of renowned Festivals from Cambridge to Celtic Connections.
Emily also performs solo and has a new collaboration with Rob Harbron in store for 2018.