Emily Portman and Rob Harbron



I’m really looking forward to doing some duo gigs with Emily Portman, one of my favourite singers. We’ll be focusing mainly on traditional songs with some of Emily’s own and also a fair number of tunes from me. Do come and see us!

June 21 – Silver Street Sessions, Wiveliscombe
June 22 – South Street Arts, Reading
June 23 – The Slaughtered Lamb, London
June 24 – Whitchurch Folk Club, Hampshire
June 29 – Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham
July 1st – The Courthouse, Otley


Ghosts, the 2004 CD Chris Wood, John Dipper and I recorded as the English Acoustic Collective is now available as a CD or download – use the Bandcamp player below or click here.  Considered by many to be a landmark release, this CD features my tunes Copernicus and St George’s Day as well as the Hugh Lupton / Chris Wood songs Bleary Winter and Mari Lwyd, John Dipper’s fantastic Kennington Jig, and our treatment of several traditional tunes including The Hare’s Maggot and Mr Isaac’s Maggot and the morris tunes Bonnets of Blue and the Cuckoo’s Nest.

The Irish Times – Top 10 albums of 2004
“This is precisely the dig in the ribs that English folk needs.”
Siobhan Long

Dirty Linnen – USA
“The best recording of purely English music in years. Highly recommended.”
Jim Lee

BBC Radio 3 – Late Junction
“With its imaginative beauty, inventiveness and outstanding playing, ‘Ghosts’ is destined to haunt us for a very long time. These superb musicians provide us with a real celebration of the English tradition in the 21st century.”
Fiona Talkington

“An education of the finest order and should go down in history as a defining collection that can be looked upon as such by generations down the line.”
Phil Daniels

Rain on the Woodpile / Terminus

Two tunes from Leveret’s recent album Inventions for you – Rain on the Woodpile is fairly recent, but Terminus dates back to when I used to play in a trio with Nancy Kerr and James Fagan.  We recorded another of my tunes called Request Stop and this tune was written to go after it but only after we’d finished the CD!

And here’s Leveret playing these tunes in the lovely Wood Room at Realworld Studio where we recorded Inventions.

Happy playing!