Kate Young and Raphaël Decoster together form an exciting blend of original and folk-influenced music. The French accordion dialogs with the Scottish fiddle and Kate’s voice with an intimate spontaneity, which invites us to discover their hidden stories and landscapes.
They create melodies and songs through their interest for visual arts as well as traditional music, and this combination is the base of their fresh and poetical music.
Kate is also known for her work with Songs Of Separation (winners of ‘Album of The Year’ at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards), as well as Eliza Carthy MBE in – Carthy, Oates, Farrell & Young, and her own band, Kate in the Kettle.
Raphaël is from Lille in the North of France and plays with French Bal-folk band, Zlabya and duo Peut-être Jeanne.
The duo will release their first album, les objets trouvés in June accompanying a UK tour.
Artist’s website: www.kateyoungmusic.com
June 2017 album launch tour dates
15 – Glasgow – Broompark Teaparty House Concert contact – firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets ***
18 – Davington, Eskdalemuir – Davington Schoolhouse Concert (tickets on door) contact Nick Jenkins 07773338797 https://www.facebook.com/davingtonschool
20 – London – Woodburner contact Theo Bard – email@example.com
22 – Leicester – The Globe *plus daytime French Bal Tunes Workshop *** http://www.wegottickets.com/event/397636
23 – New Mills – Town Hall http://www.wegottickets.com/JDS
24 – Dungworth – Royal Traditions *plus daytime French Bal Workshop
25 – Huddersfield – The Cow Shed http://www.edibles.org.uk/youngdecoster
26 – Allendale – Burnlaw
27 – Newcastle – House Concert firstname.lastname@example.org for info ***
28 – Pathhead – St. Mary’s Church *** http://www.wegottickets.com/event/397568
29 – Cockenzie – Hecla Art Gallery http://www.wegottickets.com/event/397569
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