Winters tale: folk music in Oxford

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Emily Mae Winters

Make a date to see contemporary folk singer-songwriter Emily Mae Winters perform on Saturday, 8th December, with Holywell Music & Folk.

Hailed as having a voice that will stop you in your tracks, Emily Mae’s songs are quickly permeating the folk and song writing scene.

A poetic singer songwriter, influenced by the likes of Gillian Welch, Carole King, Alison Krauss, Sarah Jarosz and Kate Rusby, her music splits the difference between the gentle seas of folk and country. In 2016, Emily teamed up with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker to produce her first commercial EP release Foreign Waters.

Her self-penned track Anchor from the release won the folk category in the Guardian Songwriting Competition. The tracks have received extensive national and international folk and Americana radio play including support from the BBC Radio 2 Good Morning Sunday with Clare Balding and the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe.

After spending last year touring doing supports, she has just released her debut album Siren Serenade, co-produced by Ben Walker and Lauren Deakin Davies (Laura Marling). Emily Mae tells us: “I’m so excited for my first ever headline show in Oxford. Hopefully it will be the beginning of the festive season so we must make this show particularly special!”

Doors open @at 7pm for the show at 7.20pm and support comes from Three Pressed Men. Tickets £12.50 from WeGotTickets + £1.25 booking fee or£15 on the door and also in person from Truck Store including £1 handling fee (cash only please). A Winter Union will perform on Friday, 14th December, with support from Steph West. Visit