Emily was interviewed and performed live on ABC Sunshine Coast radio this morning, her first radio appearance since moving back to Australia.  The station was the first to play her songs when her debut album ‘Stranger Place’ was released back in 2004.  In the photo is Emily and Christian with DJ Annie Gaffney and Maleny Music Festival promoter Noel Gardner.

Emily will be performing with her band at Maleny Music Festival in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland next month.  The festival takes place at the Maleny Showgrounds from Friday 30 August til Sunday 1st September.  Emily will be performing in the Platypus Lounge at 2.45pm on Saturday.  More info at www.malenymusicfestival.com.

Emily is taking a break from touring and is busy recording her sixth album with her producer and partner Christian Dunham in Australia.  If you want to know when the new album is out and she is touring again, please join her mailing list.

In the meantime, you can follow Emily and hear all the songs from her five albums on Spotify and see photos from her life in the Australian bush on Instagram.

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Emily travelled to Sydney, Australia to attend the annual conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) and receive the 2019 Mogens Schou Award for Public Service and Advocacy in recognition of her work promoting music for mental health.  The awards ceremony took place during a dinner cruise in Sydney Harbour where Emily and her partner Christian Dunham performed for the 180 guests attending.  The audience was made up of leading healthcare professionals in the field of psychiatry from around the world.  The photo is of Emily with renowned American psychiatrist Robert Post and mental health advocate Marylou Selo.

Emily was chosen by renowned Swiss photographer Matthieu Zellweger to feature as part of his photography project capturing the highs and lows of bipolar disorder.  He came to the UK to photograph her and included her in his new book ‘ Worlds Beyond’.  This work is featured on the first page of Lens Blog, the highly-regarded photojournalism blog of The New York Times.

After a busy 2018 on the road, Emily is taking some time out from touring as she has just relocated with her husband Christian to Australia.  They will be doing gigs in Australia later this year and touring the UK again in 2020.  If you want to know when and where you can see Emily play, please join her email list.

You can follow the story of Emily’s life in the Australian bush on her blog, on Facebook and on Instagram.

Emily’s CDs and books from Shaktu Records are now only available to order through her website and not on Amazon (while she is away in Australia).  There may be other merchants on Amazon you can order from.  Orders made through the website will be dispatched from the UK.  You can browse the website shop here.  All Emily’s songs are available to download from iTunes – links can be found under ‘albums’ on the website.  You can also stream Emily’s songs on Spotify.

Emily’s UK tour of bookshops and Buddhist centres to celebrate the publication of her book ‘Meditation Mind’ came to end last night with a fabulous gig at the Sakya Buddhist Centre in Bristol.  You can read her new blog and see photos of the gig on Facebook.

Emily’s CDs and books are available to order from Amazon.co.uk up until Christmas, after which they will only be available to order through her website.  Emily and Christian are now packing up their flat in Bath ready for the move back to the Australian bush at the end of January.  You can keep in touch with Emily while she is away by joining her mailing list and follow her on Instagram.