Kate Waterfield

composer, sings and strings…

Biography

Kate Waterfield is a singer and composer, playing viola, violin and concertina. She has been composing and performing music for over 15 years, initially writing music and songs for theatre. Key work includes the 2003 Clean Break production of ‘Didn’t Die’ which toured nationally, ‘Race to Change Face’ for Futures Theatre Company in March 2004 and the Greenwich Community Play ‘Chuck out Your Mouldies’ in 2000.

Kate has released two solo albums as well as folk concept album ‘Lofoten Calling’ with her trio the Kittiwakes. Her music has received radio play on BBC 6 Music’s The Cerys Matthews Show and Genevieve Tudor’s Sunday Folk. She has toured nationally, performing at folk clubs, music venues and festivals. She was invited to perform at a film launch in Bergen, Norway following the inclusion of some of her music as part of a television documentary there. She has sung and played on recordings by other artists including Kev Hopper and Crafting For Foes and her recordings have been included on folk compilation albums.

As a workshop leader she has led folk choir projects at Shrewsbury Folk Festival and The Gate to Southwell Festival, and been a regular music leader for the Greenwich Music Services Summer Music Residential.

Kate has been a member of the Leigh Folk Festival organising committee since 2008.