Manchester-Irish fiddler Emma Sweeney marked an outstanding year in 2013 with the release of her debut album, Pangea. An impressive performer with flair, grace and integrity, Emma was a finalist at the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards in 2003 and came second runner up in the 2010 Tradition Awards run by Fatea.

Pangea brings together a diverse mixture of trad jigs and reels from a fusion of world influences blended with Emma’s own compositions.

Emma is joined by multi-instrumentalist and composer Matheu Watson, one of the finest young musicians in Scotland today.

This event is included in the Big Whistle Festival Weekend Ticket, Friday & Saturday Ticket and the Saturday Only Ticket

Dates & Times

Last session: Sat 24 May 2014 at 1:00 PM - This event has now passed
The Box

Emma Sweeney and Matheu Watson

Related events

Festivals -

Head for the Hills Festival 2018

An eclectic mix of established international musicians, emerging artists, DJs and family arts come to Ramsbottom Cricket Ground on 14, 15 and 16 September.

Workshops & Courses -

Advanced Traditional Irish Whistle

A workshop that will address the different features of traditional Irish whistle playing, including repertoire, technique and regional playing styles.

Music -
  • Sat 12 May 3:00 PM

Meet Aizle

Join Aizle in the bar for a relaxed chat and a tune.

Read more