Emily is now based back in the UK recovering from a year-long severe bipolar episode. You can read her latest blog. When she has fully recovered her mental health in the coming months, she will be singing her songs again in intimate house concerts and gigs for mental health/community organisations and groups around the UK, but not touring as before. Emily’s albums and books are no longer available to order online. Her six albums, including ‘A Light To Follow’ which was released in February 2023 just before her return to the UK, can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music and other digital music platforms. All the lyrics for all Emily’s albums can be found on her website.
If you want to watch Emily perform her songs live, you can find the videos of both sets of her gig at Eudlo Hall in Australia in October 2020 on page 2 of her videos (also on her YouTube channel). This gig, performed to a restricted audience of 43 people during the Covid lockdown, featured Christian Dunham on bass, Sarah King on violin/viola and Louise King on cello. You can download for free the album and lyric booklet for ‘Live at Eudlo Hall’ here.
A short documentary about the making of Emily’s sixth album ‘A Light To Follow’ in the Australian bush (released just before she returned to the UK last year) is available on her videos page or on her YouTube channel.
You can also hear the 15 minute BBC Wiltshire radio broadcast (recorded in Australia in 2022) of Emily’s programme about her fourth book ‘Words With Wings’, introducing and playing a selection of the poems (accompanied by her own original piano music) from the digital album that accompanies the book.
Emily’s new record ‘A Light To Follow’ is ABC Wide Bay’s album of the week. Hear tracks before 7am and between 10-11am each morning this week (March 13-18). You’ll also catch Emily sharing the inspiration behind many of the songs. Emily’s full interview with Scott Lamond, featuring her husband and producer Christian Dunham, will air on Friday (March 17) between 9-10am.
Emily’s new album ‘A Light To Follow’ is released today.The album, recorded at Emily and Christian’s home on a goat farm in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, features 13 new songs including the radio single ‘Sunshine’.CDs will be dispatched from the UK and from Australia.If you don’t have a CD player you can still support Emily’s music by ordering the digital album from Bandcamp.
We have also published a book to accompany the album, including behind the scenes photographs of the recording process and Emily’s life in the Australian bush, her own liner notes, works in progress, mix notes and lyrics.The book includes an album download card so you don’t need a CD player to enjoy Emily’s new songs.
The CD and book are both available to order now from Emily’s shop.
Ahead of the release of Emily’s sixth album ‘A Light To Follow’ next week, we have just released a documentary about the making of the album with behind the scenes footage of the recording process and Emily’s life in the Australian bush, including interviews with Emily and her husband, producer Christian Dunham. The film features Emily’s single ‘Sunshine’.
Shaktu Records has released today ‘Sunshine’, the first single from Emily’s forthcoming album ‘A Light To Follow’. Click here to listen to the track, read the lyrics, find it on Spotify and, if you’d like to support Emily’s music, download ‘Sunshine’ from Bandcamp for just £1.
Tickets are now on sale for the launch of Emily’s new album ‘A Light To Follow’ on Thursday 2 March at Oodies Cafe in Bundaberg. Doors open at 5.30pm, the show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $35. Book tickets
Due to illness, Emily’s tour of south-east Queensland has been cancelled. Please accept our apologies. We hope to rearrange the gigs at some point in the future. If you would like to know when Emily is touring again, please join her mailing list.
Emily’s first single ‘Sunshine’ from her new album ‘A Light To Follow’ was played for the first time on BBC Radio 2 yesterday on ‘Good Morning Sunday’. Here’s the link so you can listen again (scroll to 1:23:05 to hear it):