The new album ‘A Bit Of Blue’ is set for release in February 2017
A classically-trained multi-instrumentalist, Emily Maguire is truly “a talent to be reckoned with” (R2 Magazine), her strong, thought-provoking lyrics, supremely expressive vocals and stunning live performances winning her fans across the globe.
Living for four years in a shack out in the Australian bush where she made goats cheese to finance her first two albums, Emily returned to the UK in 2007 and toured extensively with some of the world’s greatest singer-songwriters, including American legend Don McLean.
Her third album ‘Believer’, released in 2009, received regular airplay on Radio 2 and won rave reviews in the music press, Maverick Magazine hailing it “a masterpiece”.
Emily's much-anticipated fourth album, ‘Bird Inside A Cage’, followed in 2013. With its release funded entirely by her fans, ‘Bird Inside A Cage’ was a bold departure from her previous recordings, while still retaining all the underlying trademarks of her emotive, lyric-rich songs.
As an advocate for mental health, Emily frequently speaks about combating the stigma of mental illness. Writing about her experiences of living with bipolar disorder in her book ‘Start Over Again’, she has also been interviewed about it by Libby Purves for Radio 4’s ‘Midweek’.
Following an intensive tour of Germany in June 2014, while rehearsing for the recording of an instrumental album Emily developed chronic tendonitis in both arms, forcing her to cancel all her gigs and leaving her unable to play her instruments for 18 months, which triggered a severe depressive episode.
Now fully recovered, her new album ‘A Bit Of Blue’ is set for release in February 2017, along with a new book, ‘Notes From The North Pole’, a collection of poetry, prose and song lyrics.
In the Studio
Saturday 1st April 2017 at 7.30pm