Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Emerald Rae

Emerald Rae is a fiddler and folksinger from the seaside town of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Roots Music Report hails her as “a spell-caster of no small skill… maxing out her axe’s potential in the service of her consistently compelling melodies” and recognizes her self-titled 2018 release as “one of the year’s more fetching releases”.  She was chosen as a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist, has appeared at Philadelphia Folk Festival and is currently on tour around the northeast and Canada. Pairing ornamented vocals with groovy percussive fiddle, Emerald pushes the boundaries of the imagination with a refreshingly colorful palate.

A degree in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music in Boston gave her the freedom to cast a wide creative net, while her grit and intensity was earned during her twenty-year career as a powerhouse fiddler and dancer. Rae embarked on her first journey into songwriting and multi-instrumentalism with If Only I Could Fly [May 2013], featuring her prowess on fiddle, vocals, guitar and the crwth [an ancient Welsh fiddle, pronounced “krooth”], and took to the road from the Canadian Maritimes to Shanghai. Single and video Blackbird [April 2017], a droning, groove-heavy version of the traditional Scottish Ballad, showcases her signature ornamented vocals and robust fiddling accompanied by a laid back djembe. Zeroing in on the synergy of voice and fiddle, the self-produced self-titled album Emerald Rae [May 2018] offers a rare scope of vision and reveals her depth as an artist. Rae’s extraordinary chops transform the fiddle into anything from bagpipes to flamenco or electric guitar, slap bass or ukulele.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Emerald
Job Title/Position: 
Musician
Physical Address: 
East Dover, VT 05341
Last Name: 
Rae
Phone: 
508-574-5035

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Folk
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - New
Music - Traditional
Year Founded: 
2013
Populations Served: 
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Events Per Year: 
60
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
National
International

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Boom Mic Stand
3 XLR lines with Phantom Power
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,000
State of Residence: 
Vermont
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Subject Areas: 
Music
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors