"From the first moment I heard Emily sing, I knew that she was special…she graces the English folk scene" --Shirley Collins.
"This is a remarkable work by a singer and writer so totally consumed by folk song and storytelling that she s moved to interpret and reposition it in such a boldly individual fashion." --fRoots
Uncut, June 2010
A bewitching collection from one of the new British folk scene's most beguiling presences - ****
'The Glamoury' is the eagerly awaited debut of beguilling folk songstress Emily Portman. Folktales and Ballads inspire this compelling vocal-centred album of original songs. These visceral visions of a darker Albion conjure landscapes where mythical sirens collide in urban backstreets. A true English album, in the most contemporary sense of the word, placing Emily's unique voice against a backdrop of strings, guitar and harp. Emily's new music has achieved BBC Radio 2 playlisting and has been showcased at the BBC's 'Free Thinking Festival'. Emily was also featured as a solist on the BBC's adaptation of 'Tess Of The D'Urbervilles.'