Gilmore & Roberts & Becky Taylor

Wadsworth Community Centre
2019-10-18 00:00

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Katriona Gilmore &Jamie Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with their astounding musicianship and trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona (vocals, fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie (vocals, guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008.

Katriona grew up in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, learned violin at school and started playing local folk clubs with her guitarist father at the age of 14. Starting her professional career with folk pop sensations Tiny Tin Lady and singer songwriter Rosie Doonan, she was invited to be part of a new line-up of The Albion Band in 2011 and subsequently joined Albion frontman Blair Dunlop on his solo tours. In 2017 Katriona joined established folk-roots band The Willows. She has featured on many acclaimed albums as a session musician.

Jamie was brought up in Barnsley, South Yorkshire in a musical family – his sister Kathryn Roberts (who played Wadsworth last year) is a well-respected singer on the UK folk scene. Jamie joined young English traditionalists Kerfuffle in 2007, formed The Dovetail Trio with Rosie Hood and Matt Quinn in 2014, and joined the critically acclaimed Emily Askew Band in 2016. Alongside his regular projects, he has performed with Nancy Kerr’s Sweet Visitor Band and Blackbeard’s Tea Party amongst others.

We are delighted Katriona and Jamie are about to pay their first visit to Wadsworth.

‘Capable of making you dance, cry and think…a masterclass in songwriting and a lesson in how to present songs’ – Folk Radio UK

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Yorkshire’s Becky Taylor is one of the most respected female Uilleann pipers of her generation, as well as being an accomplished Northumbrian Smallpiper and Multi-Instrumentalist. In demand as a performer, session musician and teacher, her unique sound, broad repertoire and all-round musical versatility ensure she is renowned both on the folk scene and beyond!

 “.. Sparky, much alive and of constant interest ..” (fROOTS )

Tickets £12.00    Doors – 6:45

As with all our gigs locally sourced real ale and a pie & pea supper with vegetarian and vegan options will be available



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