Singer, songwriter, composer, poet and multi-instrumentalist, Emily Maguire is touring the UK this year and will making the journey down to Cornwall to play The Acorn in Penzance.

Described as “a talent to be reckoned with” by RnR Magazine, her heartfelt, thought-provoking lyrics, emotive voice and spellbinding live performances are winning her fans across the globe. With a remarkable story of recovery to tell, Emily has been interviewed many times on Radio 2 and Radio 4 including ‘Midweek’ with Libby Purves.

Classically trained as a child on piano, cello, flute and recorder, Emily taught herself guitar aged 21 when she found herself stuck at home with fibromyalgia pain syndrome. “I started writing songs and the illness suddenly became a complete blessing in disguise as I had all this time on my hands to write”, she says.

Back on her feet again and fed up with grey skies and concrete, Emily gave up her flat in London for a shack made out of recycled wood, tin and potato sacks on a goat farm in the Australian bush.

Together with Aussie bass player and producer Christian Dunham, she financed her first two albums by making and selling goats cheese. “Living in the shack was one of the happiest times of my life. And despite being a terrible cook, I was actually a very good cheesemaker”, she says.

Emily and Christian returned from Australia in 2007 to tour with American legend Don McLean, playing all the major UK concert halls including the Royal Albert Hall.

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”. Greenpeace used her song ‘Woke Up’ for their climate change campaign.

After recovering from mental health issues, in 2017 Emily released her hauntingly beautiful fifth album ‘A Bit Of Blue’ (produced by Nigel Butler) to critical acclaim.

Emily has done many gigs in mental health hospitals and is a patron of the UK mental health charity Restore. She was invited to perform at the World Congress of Psychiatry in Berlin in 2017 and will be touring Germany as well as the UK in 2018. Ticket links and more information can be found at