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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.

PREVIOUS NEWS:

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.


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.