From goat farm to stage: singer Emily’s road to South Yorkshire

By Michael Upton | 12/04/2018

From goat farm to stage: singer Emily’s road to South Yorkshire

ACCLAIMED singer-songwriter Emily Maguire will visit South Yorkshire this weekend as part of her UK tour.

The composer, poet and multi-instrumentalist (pictured) will perform at the The Greystones in Sheffield on Saturday.

Described as “a talent to be reckoned with” by RnR Magazine, Emily is known for her heartfelt, thought-provoking lyrics, emotive voice and spellbinding live performances.

Classically trained as a child on piano, cello, flute and recorder, Emily taught herself guitar aged 21 when she found herself stuck at home with fibromyalgia pain syndrome.  

“I started writing songs and the illness suddenly became a complete blessing in disguise as I had all this time on my hands to write,” she said.

Back on her feet again and fed up with grey skies and concrete, Emily gave up her flat in London for a shack made out of recycled wood, tin and potato sacks on a goat farm in the Australian bush, where she teamed up with Aussie bass player and producer Christian Dunha to complete her first two albums.

Now five albums into her tour, she is keen to use her music to “uplift, comfort and inspire the people listening”.

Tickets priced at £12 are available here.