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Emily Maguire

Emily Maguire

Emily Lucy Maguire (born 8 March 1975 in London) is an independent English singer songwriter. She has released three albums to date which are distributed through Universal by Active Media. All the songs are written and composed by Maguire. She runs her own record label Shaktu Records with her partner Christian Dunham.Stranger PlaceMaguire's self-produced acoustic folk-pop debut album. It contains 12 tracks, ten of which were recorded at Pix Records in Queensland and two at Goldcrest studios in London, it was released in 2004. An album made up of questioning lyrics and musical imagery, with dark tones on album opener "The Real World" to lighter shades on "Stranger Place". On "Falling On My Feet" she sings of devotion and on "I Turned On The News" about the slow decay of society. "The Real World" secured her an invitation to perform at the 2005 Singer-Songwriter Festival at The Borderline in London, where she opened for David Bowie’s renowned bassist Gail Ann Dorsey.FestivalsMaguire played the Cambridge Folk Festival on 26 July 2007 and was interviewed for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.On 28 June she played the Acoustic Stage at The Glastonbury Festival 2008 joined by drummer Geoff Dugmore and bass player Christian Dunham.Tours4–26 October 2007 : Support act for American singer-songwriter Don Mclean27 May - 26 June 2008 : Support act for blues singer songwriter Eric Bibb9–15 July 2008: Support act for adult alternative/pop band The Blue Nile12–29 October 2008: Support act for musician and singer songwriter Glenn Tilbrook6–20 November 2008: Support act for musician and singer songwriter Roddy Frame14 January - 25 February 2010 : Maguire was Artist of the Month for the Caffe Nero chain and toured as a solo artist at their different establishments around the UK.Live radio appearancesAled Jones Good Morning Sunday, BBC Radio 2, 7 October 2007. Maguire joined the show live on the phone. She spoke about opening for Don Mclean on his UK tour and the forthcoming show at The Royal Albert Hall on 26 October.Aled Jones Good Morning Sunday, BBC Radio 2, 28 October 2007. As a live studio guest Maguire spoke of the impact of her experience after finishing her UK tour with Don Mclean. She discussed her discovery and practice of the Buddhist faith which inspired her music. Her songs "Keep Walking" and "Falling On My Feet" and were played. The latter being the closest to her heart about hope and faith following heartbreak. The song became something of a premonition when a few weeks later she went to Australia for a holiday and it changed her life.Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2, 11 November 2007. Maguire along with bass player Christian Dunham performed 3 songs live: "Stranger Place", "Anything You Do" and "All That You Wanted". Presenter Gideon Coe standing in for Bob Harris ended the session by playing the title track from the album Keep Walking.Womans Hour, BBC Radio 4, 17 Dec 2007. Maguire discussed her life story to date (The goats cheese maker whose played the Albert Hall) with presenter Jane Garvey. Emily’s song "All That You Wanted" was played and she performed "Falling On My Feet" live.Aled Jones Good Morning Sunday, BBC Radio 2, 20 January 2008. Maguire joined the programme as their Buddhist guest from the BBC radio studios in London. She spoke of the importance of her faith and how it was tested following a burglary shortly after Christmas. Emily’s new single "All That You Wanted" was played followed by a discussion of the legacy of Martin Luther King which was marked on 21 January 2008. For the Moment Of Reflection feature Emily read from the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley appropriate for Martin Luther King DayAled Jones Good Morning Sunday, BBC Radio 2, 25 May 2008. Maguire spoke about climate neutral living and how her song had been selected for World Environment Day. The Environment program for the United Nations is based in Kenya and a lady in the office Nairobi heard about her low-carbon lifestyle story living in a recycled shack in the Australian Bush. Emily's song "Somewhere in the Blue" was played, inspired by the book The Bridges of Madison County.She then spoke about meeting her Buddhist teacher Lama Jampa Thaye in London and going to see the Dalai Lama speak publicly a few days earlier at the Royal Albert Hall on 22 May 2008. Emily was about to embark on a UK tour with bluesman Eric Bibb and they met for the very first time, live on air in the studio. Maguire then read the Moment of Reflection drawing from words from her song "The Borderline" and her thoughts on what Buddhism has taught her and how people are interconnected.Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4, 6 July 2008. Maguire was a guest performing an acoustic version of "Keep Walking" live in the studio.Aled Jones Good Morning Sunday, BBC Radio 2, 31 January 2010. Maguire spoke about song writing and performed her song "Start Over Again" live from new album Believer accompanied by bassist and husband Christian Dunham. Maguire discussed her experiences of life in how she was drawn to Buddhism, her reliance for guidance from her teacher and how studying the faith had helped her to take control of stressful situations. She articulated in how music and her faith are intertwined. Her songs and lyrics are informed by her Buddhist philosophy view of the world, she writes after meditation. The title of the album Believer is her expression of the themes of love, passion and the power of faith she found.Clare Balding Good Morning Sunday, BBC Radio 2, 14 July 2013. As a live studio guest Emily performed an acoustic version of her song "North and South" and spoke about the reality of relationships and her experience of living in the Australian Bush for four years.Quotes"Astonishing voice, she took Cambridge Folk Festival by storm" - Mandy Morton BBC Radio Cambridgeshire 19 September 2007"Just beautiful, That's Emily Maguire and Falling On My Feet" - Aled Jones BBC Radio 2, 23 September 2007That's a good record it's Emily Maguire Keep Walking - Terry Wogan BBC Radio 2, Tuesday 3 June 2008"Here's a cracking one here now from a lady called Emily Maguire and it's from her album Believer and its called Lighthouse Man" - Paul O'Grady BBC Radio 2, Sunday 1 November 2009The excellent Emily Maguire and I'd Rather Be - Alex Lester BBC Radio 2, Monday 4 January 2010"Top Tune, brand new by Emily Maguire, I'd Rather Be" - Chris Evans BBC Radio 2, 12 January 2010."Emily Maguire, I’d Rather Be that is, we like that Emily Maguire that's good" - Steve Wright BBC Radio 2, Tuesday 26 January 2010."Emily Maguire and I'd Rather Be, that's lovely isn't it" - Sarah Kennedy BBC Radio 2, Friday 29 January 2010" Wasn't Emily Maguire just fantastic" - Clare Balding BBC Radio 2, Sunday 14 July 2013


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