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Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

Emily Barker is a compelling songwriter with a gift for weaving melody and words. Her talent is perfectly complimented by her band The Red Clay Halo, whose rootsy ensemble playing underpins Barker's agile vocal blend of strength and fragility.



Super Audio Collection Vol. 7
Super Audio Collection Vol. 7
The seventh volume in the perpetually popular Linn Collection series. 

AKP 459  

Dear River LP
Dear River LP
A special 180g limited edition pressing in a gatefold sleeve of Dear River. 

AKH 605

Linn 40th Anniversary Collection
Linn 40th Anniversary Collection
Linn celebrates its 40th anniversary with a limited edition collection bursting with stand-out music 

AKD 425  

Ghost Narrative EP
Ghost Narrative EP
A four track EP including the single version of Ghost Narrative taken from the album 'Dear River'. 

AKP 505  

Dear River
Dear River
Dear River is a compelling songcycle; an unmistakable watershed in Emily's rapidly burgeoning career 

AKD 405  

Almanac (Deluxe Version)
Almanac (Deluxe Version)
This re-issue contains two additional bonus tracks: Alternate Versions of 'Pause' and 'Ropes'. 

AKD 457

Dear River (Deluxe Version)
Dear River (Deluxe Version)
This Deluxe version includes The Dog House Sessions Bonus album. 

AKD 505  

Despite The Snow (Deluxe Version)
Despite The Snow (Deluxe Version)
New re-issue with two bonus tracks: alternate versions of 'Nostalgia' and 'Disappear'. 

AKD 456

Despite The Snow (Digital Deluxe Version)
Despite The Snow (Digital Deluxe Version)
New re-issue with three bonus tracks: alternate versions of 'Nostalgia', 'Disappear' & 'Oh Journey' 

AKD 456D  

Almanac (Digital Deluxe Version)
Almanac (Digital Deluxe Version)
New re-issue with three bonus tracks: alternate versions of 'Pause', 'Ropes' & 'Little Deaths'. 

AKD 457D  

Nostalgia
Nostalgia
'Nostalgia' is earthy, deeply melodic single from Emily Barker's 2012 release, 'Fields of June'. 

SKP 416  

Fields of June
Fields of June
Includes the single 'Fields of June' and the award winning Wallander theme 'Nostalgia'. 

AKP 416  

Despite The Snow
Despite The Snow
Single featuring the title track from 'Despite The Snow'. 

AKP 456  

Together Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo have recorded four albums. The first was ‘Photos.Fires.Fables.' (2007) - an eclectic tapestry of old-time narratives weaving gothic stories of fire, tragedy, love and hard lessons...

‘...sharply observed, original songs ...adventurously embellished by gypsy flourishes and haunting desert echoes that'd be at home on a Calexico album'
Uncut

'This is a gorgeous, sincere voice that grabs you and won't let go'  The Sun

This was followed by ‘Despite The Snow' (re-issued on Linn in 2013) which was recorded in just four days over a snowy Easter weekend in Norfolk. Critically acclaimed in the UK and Australian music press, its opening track ‘Nostalgia' became the Bafta-winning theme tune to BBC One drama Wallander starring British actor Kenneth Branagh. The music went on to win a BAFTA and a Royal Television Award.

'Stripped free of studio frippery and all the better for its carefree simplicity' 4 stars  Q Magazine

'The hills have yet to be emptied of gold if you know where to look.'  The Times

2011 saw the release of ‘Almanac,' (re-issued on Linn in 2013) immediately attracting strong support from BBC radio with sessions for Cerys Matthews on 6 Music and Radio 4's Loose Ends, and single 'Little Deaths' picked as Record of the Week on Nemone's 6 Music show. A stream of sold-out UK tour dates followed, culminating in a rapturously received show at London's St Giles-In-The-Fields church at which 'Almanac' was performed in its entirety including a stunning, stark version of 'Pause'. This song has since been used as the theme tune to the BBC2 noir thriller The Shadow Line which received critical acclaim.

Editor's Choice February 2011: This is a dream of a record. A new Marling, then? No, Barker offers something else...' BBC Music

Emily's new album, 'Dear River' was released on Linn in July 2013.

To find out where you can see Emily playing live near you, click www.emilybarker.com/live for tour dates and locations!


For further information - www.emilybarker.com
Emily Barker wows at The Shepherd's Bush Empire
17 October 2013
'Theirs was a show full of magical moments.'
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Emily Barker new album out now
08 July 2013
'Dear River' is an instant classic
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Folk Radio UK interviews Emily Barker
01 July 2013
Emily is Folk Radio UK's 'Artist of the Month' for July!
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Emily Barker announces UK tour
30 May 2013
Biggest ever headline tour announced
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Emily Barker announces new album
04 May 2013
'Dear River' to be released on 8th July
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Audio Addict Magazine
'...emotional depth and creative instinct.’
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Bexhill Observer
'...a compelling song cycle...'
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Songlines
'...fluid mezzo-soprano delivery and precise articulation.'
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Contact Music
'it washes over you with its hazy brand of nostalgia...'


Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo - Dear River - Q
4 Stars
'Ambitious and beautifully wrought, Dear River should mark Barker's entry into the big leagues.'
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Stereoboard
'Emily Barker is an arresting presence.'
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God Is In The TV
4 Stars
'...there was something in [Emily's] voice that defied you to skip past it.'
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Liverpool Daily Post
4 Stars
'Her voice is by turns pure as the driven snow and capable of conveying real urgency'
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Rock 'n' Reel -R2
4 Stars
'More than just an album'
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The F Word
'...an instant classic.'
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Planet Music
'Barker’s phenomenal vocals shine on every tune.'
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DIVA
Download This: ‘A concept album about home, Dear River layers poignant images of travel, exile, emigration and landscape. The Red Clay Halo band weave classic folk and roots-rock whilst Baker’s warm voice tells a multitude of stories.’


Acoustic
'...there's no doubting the compelling beauty of [Emily's] voice.'
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Folk Radio UK
'...sumptuous sonic treatment...'
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Live Music Scene
'Emily Barker packs a beautiful voice to the recognisable sounds that define the country genre.'
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The Maverick
4½ Stars
'Bloody amazing!'
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Hi-Fi Choice
'... an Americana-themed hymn of strummed guitars, violin and vocal harmonies held together by a delicately balanced acoustic ambience. it's a warm, welcoming sound that entices your ears with a surfeit of gorgeous tunes.'
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Stereo Board
4 Stars
'A wonderful album'
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Vulture Hound Magazine
‘The album’s eleven tracks are intelligently-crafted ballads brimming with musical and lyrical ideas that resonate long after the album has reached the end of its run-time.’


Stresswitch
'...we were treated to a sneak preview of Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo's forthcoming album Dear River and I have to say that it sounded fabulous.'
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forfolkssake.com
'it's certain that Dear River is going to be something very special'
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Folk Radio UK
'Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo have moved the game on yet again'
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15 October 2014 to 25 October 2014
Europe
Various, Sweden
Check Emily's website for details.

29 October 2014
Northern Ireland
Elmwood Hall, Belfast
Belfast Festival Tickets.

30 October 2014 to 09 November 2014
Europe
Various, Germany
Tour with Madison Violet. Check Emily's website for details.

11 November 2014 to 11 November 2014
England
All Saints Centre, Lewes England United Kingdom


12 November 2014 to 11 November 2014
England
The Quarterhouse, Folkstone England United Kingdom


13 November 2014 to 13 November 2014
England
Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth England United Kingdom


14 November 2014 to 14 November 2014
England
The Picturedrome, West Yorkshire England United kingdom


15 November 2014 to 15 November 2014
England
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal England United Kingdom


16 November 2014 to 16 November 2014
England
The Lantern, Bristol England United Kingdom


17 November 2014 to 17 November 2014
England
Brudenell Social club, Leeds England United Kingdom


18 November 2014 to 18 November 2014
England
Bodega Social, Nottingham England United Kingdom


19 November 2014 to 19 November 2014
England, London
St James' Church, London England United Kingdom


20 November 2014 to 20 November 2014
England
The Boiler Room, Guildford England United Kingdom


21 November 2014 to 21 November 2014
England
Victoria Warehouse, Manchester England United Kingdom


22 November 2014 to 22 November 2014
England
Subscription Rooms, Stroud England United Kingdom


23 November 2014 to 23 November 2014
England
Penzance Acorn, Penzance England United Kingdom