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 has also performed with an all-female unaccompained trio, Wychwood, and was the voice amongst the fiddle and guitar of Kev Lees and Dave Wood, in Night Fall until late 2018. She also occasionally performs solo, feeling that unaccompanied 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.


NEWS

August 2018: We’re really sad to let you know that now our 2018 gigs are done, my band Night Fall are going our separate ways. We love working together, we’re really proud of our music and we’re really pleased with what we’ve achieved, but the logistics of being geographically widespread, and being pulled in various directions by other commitments has proven to be a little too much for us to continue at a pace that we’d like.

We're out of CDs, BUT you can still purchase mp3s at https://nightfallfolk.bandcamp.com/releases 

You can also scroll down a little to see some videos of the band from 2017. We really, *really* appreciate all of the love, encouragement and support you have all shown us over the past couple of years. It means a huge amount to us, so thank you very much!


PREVIOUS NEWS:

2018: **NEWSFLASH**: The Teacups are crowdfunding for their third album. Visit https://tinyurl.com/teacupsthird before Friday 7th December 2018 to see what rewards are on offer!

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!**


 
 

Gigs

This list will be updated as and when more bookings are confirmed. If you'd like to talk about a booking, please get in touch via the email address at the bottom of this page.

2019

The Teacups are booking for an album launch in the Autumn of 2019, so if you are interested in a date, please contact pete@haystackmusic.co.uk.

2018

8th Feb - Night Fall, Islington Folk Club
9th Feb - Night Fall, The Ram Folk Club, Thames Ditton
10th Feb - Night Fall, H+B Theatre, Rossendale
11th Feb - Night Fall, House Concert, Cumbria
17th Feb - Teacups presents: Daisybell, Newcastle
15th Mar - 'The Silver Oar', Trinity House, Newcastle
22nd Mar - Night Fall, The Barn at Baston, Lincs
23rd Mar - Night Fall, The Grove, Leeds
24th Mar - Night Fall, Day of Music, Newcastle
14th Apr - Teacups presents: Dovetail Trio, Newcastle
26th May - The Teacups, Ireby Folk Festival
1st June - The Teacups, Burton Folk Club
9th June - The Teacups Trio, Wimborne Folk Festival
10th June - The Teacups, Walthamstow Folk Club
12th June - The Teacups, Dartford Folk Club
15th-17th June - The Teacups, Beverley Folk Festival
23rd June - The Teacups, Shammick Acoustic Club, Devon
17th - 18th Aug - Night Fall, Purbeck Valley Festival
22nd - 23rd Aug - Night Fall, Whitby Folk Week
12th Nov - The Teacups, Glenfarg Folk Club, Scotland
23rd Nov - The Teacups, Black Diamond Folk Club, B'ham
28th Nov - The Teacups, The Willows Folk Club, Kirkham
1st Dec - The Teacups, Lewes Workshop Day
3rd Dec - The Teacups, Runcorn Folk Club

 

Sounds

Night Fall

The Teacups

More sample tracks from The Teacups and Night Fall, as well as unaccompanied solo tracks are available to listen to for free at https://soundcloud.com/kate-locksley.