Popular Dumfriesshire based musician Emily Smith is part of a stellar line-up performing at the tenth Perthshire Amber Festival later this autumn. The festival was founded by singer songwriter Dougie MacLean and has grown from a weekend of concerts to a ten day musical extravaganza featuring over 350 musicians. MacLean who recently performed his much-loved anthem Caledonia at the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is also celebrating 40 years as a touring musician.

Emily Smith has played at the festival several times, most notably during the 2012 festival when she joined MacLean on stage(main picture) to open the festival in front of a sell-out crowd in the Caledonia Hall at Edradour Distillery near Pitlochry.

This year her Amber Afternoon Concert in Castle Menzies(Sunday 26 October) has already sold out but she’ll also perform at a special Heritage Concert as part of Homecoming 2014 on Saturday 25 October in Blairgowrie Town Hall. In addition to some of Dougie’s best-loved songs, the line-up will feature Emily Smith, Mischa MacPherson and Tom Spiers performing Burns, ballads, Gaelic song and some fantastic collaborations.

Emily Smith explains more:
“Perthshire Amber is one of the best, innovative and most welcoming festivals in Scotland. This will be my third visit to the festival, I’m really looking forward to performing songs from my new album ‘Echoes’ and catching up with Dougie and his brilliant team”

Dougie MacLean said:
“We are delighted to have Emily return to the festival, her concerts are always very well received by the Perthshire Amber audiences. I think her voice is fantastic and it’s always a joy to perform with her.”

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