Since emerging with her debut EP Wolf in 2018, UK artist Katherine Priddy has quickly become one of the most exciting names on the British scene. Declared ‘The Best Thing I’ve Heard All Year’ by Richard Thompson, who later invited her to join him on his Irish tour in 2019 and UK tour in 2021, Priddy’s haunting vocals and distinctive finger-picking guitar style have seen her sell out a headline tour, support world class artists including The Chieftains, John Smith and Vashti Bunyan and earn spots at prestigious festivals such as Cambridge Folk, where she was awarded the Christian Raphael Prize, Towersey and Beautiful Days. During the pandemic, Priddy hosted a series of well-attended live streamed concerts as well as taking part in online events such as Philadelphia Folk Festival, further expanding her international audience.
Her much-anticipated debut album, The Eternal Rocks Beneath, was released in June 2021 on Navigator Records to great acclaim. The album singles have received 200+ plays across national radio including BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 2, and upon release, the album received a 5 star review in Songlines, a 4 star review in the Observer, reached No. 1 in the Official UK Folk Charts and No. 5 in the Americana charts. Folk Radio UK made Priddy ‘Artist of the Month’ and said of the debut LP: “Foundations rarely come stronger than this. A debut of true substance, it’s like searching for a simple shelter and stumbling upon a diamond mine.” The album was later chosen as Album of the Week on RTE Radio 1 in Ireland and made the list of Top 10 2021 Folk Albums in Mojo Magazine as national radio plays continued months after the release.
Katherine rounded off 2021 by hitting the road with Richard Thompson again, playing a joint run with Sam Kelly plus her own sold-out headline December tour, all of which saw her perform to over 15,000 people.
Artist’s website: https://www.katherinepriddy.co.uk/
‘Letters From A Travelling Man’ – live:
28th April – The Sugar Club, Dublin
30th April – Claremorris Folk Festival, Mayo*
2nd May – Deer’s Head Music Hall, Belfast,
6th May – Band On The Wall, Manchester
8th May – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol
10th May – Philharmonic Music Room, Liverpool
11th May – Glee Club, Birmingham
12th May – Bush Hall, London
13th May – Blaxhall Village Hall, Blaxhall
25th May – Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford
26th May – Glee Club, Nottingham
29th May – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
30th May – The Greystones, Sheffield
1st Jun – NCEM, York
8th Jun – Komedia, Brighton