Katie Macfarlane Trio have reached the finals of Battle of The Folk Bands 2021. The competition will be held on Hands Up for Trad Facebook and YouTube pages at 2pm. Why not come along and join in the fun?
We asked Katie of Katie Macfarlane Trio a few questions about the band.
Tell us about your band
Katie is a Gaelic and Scots singer from Airdrie who is greatly influenced by her connections to North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. She has had a passion for Gaelic and Scots song all her life and has been a semi-finalist in both BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician and BBC Radio 2’s Young Folk Award competitions. In 2018, Katie carried out an exchange of Gaelic and Catalan song while living in Barcelona and later released her debut EP – Ciùine Na Mara – in April 2019 which is a mixture of the two styles and also self-penned folk song. She is joined by multi-instrumentalist Chris Gray and award-winning guitarist Pablo Lafuente.
Who are the band members
Katie Macfarlane – Voice
Chris Gray – Piano
Pablo Lafuente – Guitar
What are you hopes and aspirations for the band?
We would love to have the opportunity to be able to perform our music to as many people as possible and also to get in to the studio and record what we have come up with.
Check out the band’s website.
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