Katie brings her music back

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Middleton Village Hall is treating rural audiences to an evening of melodically rich, powerful and life affirming songs presented by three award-winning folk musicians.

Friday night’s event, will be led by singer-songwriter Katie Doherty on keys and elevated by instrumentalists Shona Mooney on fiddle and Dave Gray on melodeon.

Katie is an award-winning songwriter and one of the first graduates of Newcastle University’s Folk Degree Course.

She has toured with Kathryn Tickell, supported Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Karine Polwart and Ray Davies to name a few. For the past six years she has recorded and toured with German-based, British folk band Broom Bezzums and released her first album Bridges on Park Records.

She is also well known for her work in theatre. Katie has written music for productions by Royal Shakespeare Company, Tin Arts, Open Clasp Theatre and is a regular composer of Christmas shows at Northern Stage. She also wrote and performed the music for November lub’s musical Beyond the End of the Road which toured with Highlights in June.

The show, in a partnership with Highlights, took the ‘Collaboration of the Year at the National Rural Touring Awards.

It was on this musical that The Navigators came together, with fellow graduates Shona Mooney and Dave Gray. Together they will be playing an evening of music and songs from the musical alongside music from her first album and her newly release follow-up with material influenced by folk and traditional music.

The show will be performed at the hall on Friday at 7.30pm.

For tickets and booking visit www.highlightsnorth.co.uk