Emily Mure is a New York City native as well as a former Galway busker. She first entered the performing world as a classical oboist, playing in some of New York’s biggest concert halls as a teenager. In college, she started writing songs and playing guitar, which gave her a new creative freedom. Drawn to folk and Irish Traditional music, she attended a summer music program at The University of Limerick. Emily fell in love with Ireland and decided to later move to Galway, where she lived for 6 months, making her living playing music on the streets.
Her first album, Where I Began, chronicles many of her experiences in Ireland, focusing on a particular love interest that she met while living in Galway. This love interest became the muse for many of her songs and later, her husband. Nearly 9 years later, Emily is returning to Ireland, promoting her new single, The Wedding Song, written for that same muse she met in Galway all those years back.
Her lyrical melodies and voice, which take on a similar quality to that of her first dark and reedy instrument, are secondary to her everyday practice of poetry writing and journaling. Her songwriting, described as “unpretentious, straight-and-true,” (Direct Current Music), has been recognized in prestigious national competitions. Emily’s willingness to be vulnerable and honest will pull you in and allow you the same.
Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer are an acoustic vocal and guitar duo from England and Germany. Describing their diverse musical style isn’t easy but as one German newspaper recently put it ‘Songs with Groove & Goose Bumps guaranteed’ might be a pretty good start. Their onstage chemistry, vocal harmonies and memorable songs captivate audiences at music venues, folk clubs & theatres throughout the UK, Ireland & Germany.
This is their third Ireland tour and in their luggage they proudly bring along their brand-new second album ‘Marble Town’ which found its inspiration largely in the southern parts of the Emerald island. On the CD as well as live on stage they perform their own compositions along with a selection of classics from folk icons such as Richard Thompson, Dougie MacLean, Jimmy MacCarthy or Kieran Halpin – and sometimes even the odd rock or pop cover will find its way into the diversified evening of entertainment.