New York City native, Emily Mure, 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 later lived there for 6 months, making her living performing on the streets of Galway. She has two full-length albums and a few singles, including a recently released cover of Elliott Smith’s Between The Bars.
Emily is currently on tour supporting her latest single, The Wedding Song (July 1st 2016). Written for her husband on their wedding day, Emily surprised him by performing the song as part of her vows in front of all their family and friends. The Wedding Song chronicles the journey of young love discovered in a foreign place (they met in Ireland) and the evolution, with its ups and downs, into a lifetime partnership.
Emily's songwriting has been recognized in prestigious national competitions (Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival). She has shared the stage with the likes of Darlingside, The Duhks, Kim Richey and many more. She has performed in reputable venues including Club Passim, The Iron Horse Music Hall and The Highline Ballroom. In addition to performing, Emily also has a strong passion for teaching and offers private beginner guitar and songwriting lessons. She hosts songwriting workshops at schools and in the community (including Club Passim, Cornell University, The Maine Academy of Natural Sciences). Please contact emily@emilymure for more information on workshops and lessons.
Emily Mure's 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 willingness to be vulnerable and honest will pull you in and allow you the same.