Audio: Emily Barker – “Ghost Narrative”

Media | Oct 1st, 2013

Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo are releasing their next single “Ghost Narrative” on Tuesday November 11th on Linn Records to coincide with the band’s biggest ever UK tour which includes a headline show at Shepherds Bush Empire in London. Listen to the tune below.

Emily Barker has also been personally picked by radio legend Bob Harris to perform on the BBC Introducing stage at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville on Friday 20th September. It is the first time the BBC has taken its Introducing stage, which has already appeared at Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and T-In-The-Park this summer, to Nashville. BBC Introducing is credited as having launched the careers of Jake Bugg and Florence & The Machine amongst others. The performance will be broadcast on Bob Harris’ Radio 2 show on 6th October.

Ghost Narrative is a heartfelt song about listening and learning from others, and how that can lead to a change in our own perceptions. The lyrics were inspired by a life-changing experience Emily had when researching the theme of “home” for the critically acclaimed Dear River album where she spent a day with a Noongar (Indigenous clan from the South west of Australia) man, walking along the Blackwood River and sharing ideas on the subject of home and belonging; they parted with a wish that their cultures would do more of this in the future: listen and learn from one another, acknowledge their differences and discover their similarities.

Tour Dates:

10th – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
11th – The Arch Inn, Ullapool
12th – Ironworks, I’verness
13th – Oran Mor, Glasgow
15th – Komedia, Brighton
16th – Shepherds Bush Empire, London
17th – Blackfriars Priory, Gloucester
18th – The Globe, Cardiff
19th – The Band Room, Farndale
20th – The Musician, Leicester
21st – Artrix, Bromsgrove
22nd – St John’s Church, Oxford
23rd – The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
25th – Open, Norwich
26th – Folk Festival, North Dorset

7th – St Philips Church, Salford
8th – Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
9th – Cluny 2, Newcastle
10th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
11th – Junction 2, Cambridge
13th – Discovery Centre, Winchester
14th – Phoenix, Exeter
15th – Plaza Suite, Sevenoaks
16th – St Mary-in-the-Castle, Hastings
17th – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
19th – Glee Club, Birmingham
20th – Greystones, Sheffield
21st – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton
22nd – Folk House, Bristol


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