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PRIDE at Studio Bell with Emet
PRIDE at Studio Bell with Emet

National Music Centre is thrilled to present Irish folk troubadour Emét at Studio Bell in celebration of Calgary Pride!

About Emét

Emét (Emmét McGonagle) is an Irish indie-folk musician with influences ranging from Hozier and Big Thief to Mitski and Phoebe Bridgers. Following the release of their debut EP Cheers & All the Best in March 2021, the Derry native moved from Ireland to Calgary where they released Carlin's Farm (with digital distribution handled by AntiFragile Music) featuring singles Sticky Floor Serenade, Hate To See It and The Chelsea Hotel Is Closed Until Further Notice and Emét's debut single JJ Johnston.

"Carlin’s Farm is a deliciously funny, poignant and occasionally melancholy collection of folk songs. His music can recall both the muted beauty of doomed British folkie Nick Drake and the chamber-folk of the Fleet Foxes. But there is nary a twang to be heard." - Calgary Herald

"A skilled songwriter with an eye for the playful masking more serious issues and an ear for an unfussy but engaging melody, Carlin’s Farm is a slow burning but impressive debut that promises a very bright future" - folking.com


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