From fast, high-energy jigs and reels to captivating airs and ballads, Emily Ann Thompson’s performance is lively, passionate, and homegrown with an American flare. Drawing from a wide variety of world music styles, she plays traditional Irish, Scottish, and Canadian fiddle tunes in fresh, original arrangements. Emily drives the rhythm by adding foot percussion that produces a contagious energy throughout her entire show.
She also incorporates English and Gaelic singing as well as banjo into the mix. She is joined by her husband Kelly on guitar, percussion, and vocals.
Emily tours nationally, performing around 100 concerts per year. In November 2010 she toured for the first time in Ireland. Venues and festivals she has performed in include the Indy Irish Fest, Cape Coral (FL) Irish Fest, Ohio River Valley Folk Festival, Indy Folk Series, Carmel International Arts Festival, Broad Ripple Art Fair, Linton Music Festival, the Zionsville Concert Series and the Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art.
She has released two albums, the most recent of which is available on I-Tunes, and both are available for purchase at her performances.
Karole Passmore is a freelance writer who enjoys writing articles and short stories, interviewing local people, and researching non-fiction subject matter– preferably historical. Graduate of RHS, Ivy Tech Richmond, and Earlham College– with a major in History, Karole has spent most of her life in Wayne County and enjoys the quaint atmosphere of a small town.
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