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Kate Locksley is a singer of folk songs, broadsides, and other historical music. She is the alto(ish) in The Teacups, a vibrant vocal quartet based in Newcastle upon Tyne, where she studied Folk and Traditional Music as an undergraduate, and has recently completed a Masters degree based around the study of social protest in broadside ballads. Kate also performs with an all-female unaccompained trio, Wychwood, and is the voice amongst the fiddle and guitar of Kev Lees and Dave Wood, in Night Fall. She also occasionally performs solo, feeling that unaccompanieds singing is both the ultimate vulnerability and a source of enormous strength.
Growing in confidence during her studies at Newcastle, Kate has sung at venues of all shapes and sizes, from a flooded basement, to a dimly lit underground tunnel, to folk clubs and festivals up and down the country, to Hall One at Sage Gateshead. She will usually sing anything you like, anywhere you like, if you ask her nicely.
2017: Kate's most recent project, The Theatre Ballads, a project to translate traditional folk ballads into theatre, has been chosen as the winner of a competitive commissioning process by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) through funding from the PRS for Music Foundation’s Talent Development Partner scheme. READ MORE!**