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Swimmings of the Head

 the Debut Album from Kate in the Kettle

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The Sounding Shell
Kate in the Kettle
Carthy, Hardy, Farrell and Young
Kate and the Tuulis
Kate in the Kettle
Kate Young & Raphael Decoster
Carthy, Hardy, Farrell & Young
Kate in the Kettle

Ethno in Transit - WOMAD Chile

An unexpected little reunion is approaching for Ethno in Transit after almost seven years of sleep! The band are due to play as part of WOMAD Chile's line-up in Santiago on the 17th of February.

Singing Bodies Retreat 20-23 April 2018

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Everyone is invited to join Kate and Monica in this retreat that will take place in a peaceful and wonderful setting; the Burnlaw Centre surrounded by woodland and gardens in the North Pennine hills.
Here, time and space will be devoted to explore the connection between movement and voice, dance and singing. It is about combining the practice of somatic movement and dance with finding ways to express our voice and soul. 

With Kate we will discover our voice and singing in connection to the movements we explore as well as some songs from around the world. We will look particularly at 'wordless songs' and through focus on movement exercises bring those expressions into vocalisations and our own compositions, exploring different tones and vocal techniques.

With Monica we will explore somatic movement and dance improvisation practice. We will explore body mind approaches to sense one’s inner movement, sounding and dance to then bring them out in space with the others. Individual work will focus on nourishing our connection with oneself creative potential and its expression. We will use the enchanting surrounding of the place to let our souls and bodies to express through movement and voice. We will start with the observation of our anatomy and body structures (thorax, pelvis, spine, body’s fluids and vocal organs) to the let the body parts to open us the doors of our perceptions and emotions to experience them and move then into action: dance!
We will work in groups developing group improvisation and composition skills, integrating voice and sounding into an ensemble work. 

Spring Mini-Tour

In May and June, Kate with be once again accompanied by Patsy Reid and Su-a Lee for a short run of concerts around Scotland. See 'gigs' for further info.

Folk Awards: Album of the Year Award

We are so proud to announce that Songs of Separation won 'Album of the Year' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017! Such an honour to be named amongst so many other great artists. We hope that Songs of Separation helps to create new opportunities for young women musicians in the professional folk music scene. All this could not have been made possible without Jenny Hill, our bass player and leader, Creative Scotland, Arts Council England, Enterprise Music Scotland, PRSF Beyond Borders Fund, thank you all. Also thanks to all those who voted for us in the awards.

Catch Kate at Benji Kirkpatrick's curated show in Swan Gardens, Royal Shakespeare Theatre with Lisa Knapp on Saturday. Nex stop: Stockholm where the full string quintet will perform at Skansen's celebration of Mudsummer on 24th June.

Kate in the Kettle String Quintet

Check out the new band line-up and repertoire, based on Kate's New Voices material. The band performed live in Umefolk, North Sweden in February (see above video). It includes Claudia Schwab, Sofia Högstadius, Toby Kuhn and Barja Drnovšek.

Songs of Separation in the Charts

We were pleasently surprised to find our Songs of Separation album reach number 15 in the Official Indie Charts shortly after its release in January this year! Sitting next to Adele...

New Voices at Celtic Connections

I had a great time working with the musicians who played on my New Voices compositions, and finished with a packed-house gig at Celtic Connections in January. Read the Scotsman review here 

Scots Trad Awards

I am thrilled to announce that Kate in the Kettle have been nominated for band of the year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Awards 2015! You can vote here for the band, the ceremony takes place in Dundee on December the 5th.

Carthy, Oates, Farrell & Young Tour

The four girls will hit the road this November-December, with the new addition of the lovely and hugely talented Jackie Oates! Check our website for tour details:

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