Katie has performed at venues such as the Newport Folk Festival, The Freight and Salvage, Wolf Trap, Symphony Space, Benaroya Hall, and various folk clubs throughout the U.S., Canada, Spain, France, and the UK. Performing regularly with all-female Celtic band Long Time Courting and New England fiddle supergroup Childsplay, she also joined world-renowned Galician bagpiper Carlos Núñez on his tour of North America in 2012.
Katie was first introduced to fiddle music by her classical violin teacher at age 10 and immediately found in the Celtic traditions her musical home. From the earliest, teachers remarked on her natural style that was authentic, yet her own and identifiable. Years of study at fiddle and Celtic music camps from Atlantic Canada to Boston to California followed, feeding the excitement and laying the rich traditional footing from which her own uniquely roots-based modern compositions and playing style would be drawn.
Katie tours, teaches, and performs at concert venues, music camps, festivals, and dances throughout the United States. She has studied Scottish dance and is a much sought-after musician for Scottish Country dances, balls, and camps for her lively, warm and infectious playing. Katie is a devoted teacher whose teaching style was molded by years of attendance at fiddle camps where learning music is about joy and community and fun. This is her approach whether working with her private students, in workshops, at fiddle camps, in musical outreach programs or at Boston’s Symphony Hall.
As always, the GNWCA coffeehouse music series at Tillotson Center provides one of the best opportunities in northern New England to see well-acclaimed performers up close and personal. The Tillotson Center will be serving up all sorts of goodies for purchase during the concert and the audience will be able to settle in to the comfortable gallery environment. “The GNWCA is happy to partner with the Tillotson Center in making these coffeehouse events a welcome place to relax and enjoy good music, especially with the long winter months ahead,” said GNWCA President Charlie Jordan.
Information on this and other upcoming GNWCA events is available by calling 237-9302 or 246-8998, or you can visit www.gnwca.org.