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<div><font color="white">Emer was born and reared in County Mayo in the West of Ireland. The youngest of five children who all played music, she was immersed in traditional music and song at a very early age. The tin whistle was her first instrument and before she reached the age of ten she was proficient in the techniques and styles associated with it. She was already winning All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil and Slogadh titles and continued to do so with Flute and Uilleann Pipes added to the list. Although Emer went on to add Fiddle to her range of instruments, the flute has become her main instrument. Her love for it has led her to bring it to centre stage at her concerts and on her recordings. Emer moved to Dublin when she was seventeen and became involved in the session and concert scene in the city. Through this she was introduced to the music of a vast number of musicians who, like Emer, were eager to perform, compose and record. With the release of her debut album"Merry Bits of Timber" in 1996, Emer's playing and musical compositions grabbed the attention of those who had not up until then heard her. The ablum was critically acclaimed and Emer began to perform on the concert circuit in Ireland and beyond. Very soon she was performing with the likes of Paddy Glackin, Michael Domhnaill, Donal Lunny, Flook and Breton flautist Jean-Michel Veillon. Emer has performed and written music for a number of theatre shows including "Farawayan" by Donal O' Kelly, The Ark's production of "The Stolen Child", "Na Pratai Lofa" by Rubato Ballet Company and has recently been asked to contribute music to a documentary tracking the development of Peter Gabriel's charity organisation Witness. Emer has been playing Uilleann Pipes and Flute with the highly successful band Afro Celt Sound System since 1999. She has toured with the band worldwide, played on their Grammy-nominated record Volume 3: Further in time and has just finished recording with the band for their forthcoming release. While taking a break from the road in 2000, Emer recorded her second album "Playground". She chose to record it in the village of Ross West in Mayo where she had grown up. Some tracks were completed in New York and Dublin. On "Playground" Emer played Flutes, Whistles, Uilleann Pipes, Fiddle and Cello. She composed thirteen pieces of music for the album, which also includes traditional tunes and newly composed music from Ireland, Brittany and the US. "Playground" was released in 2001 on Emer's own record label Is Mise. Like her debut it received rave reviews and put Emer in touch with a wider audience. She has recently worked with Greek singer Eleftheria Arvanitaki and French record producer Hughes de Courson. Emer continues to tour with the Afro Celts as well as with her own band. She is at present working on music for her third album.</div></font>