Two of the finest and most distinctive performers on the British folk circuit have formed an inspired new collaboration.
Emily Portman & Rob Harbron both have award-winning reputations as performers, composers and recording artists. Now they have formed an inspired new collaboration in which they delve into English folk traditions, creating a boldly exposed and intricately woven contemporary folk sound.
Emily (voice, banjo) is best known both as an original song-writer and for her work in innovative song band The Furrow Collective. Rob (English concertina, guitar, voice, fiddle) is known for his work with Leveret, Jon Boden and many more, being in great demand as a brilliant concertina player as well as one of the finest multi-instrumentalists in the country.
Together they explore the traditional music in which they are both steeped, mining the archives for hidden gems and offering their own original contributions. Emily’s unaffected voice combines with Rob’s sympathetic musicality to startling effect, creating an unforgettable live experience brimming with subtlety, depth and a shared love of the music.