Folk duo's return

PUBLISHED: 11:17 07 February 2008 | UPDATED: 12:57 06 May 2010

YORKSHIRE-based duo Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts are performing in St Albans on Sunday night. They will be returning to Herts for a gig at the Rose and Crown in St Michael s Street which gets underway at 8pm. Katriona has been writing songs and play

YORKSHIRE-based duo Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts are performing in St Albans on Sunday night.

They will be returning to Herts for a gig at the Rose and Crown in St Michael's Street which gets underway at 8pm.

Katriona has been writing songs and playing fiddle in clubs around Herts since the age of 14 with her dad, guitarist Byron Giles, who accompanied her when she took part in the New Roots event for young musicians in 2001.

She has an extensive track record of performance from the smallest folk club to backing The Troggs at the Royal Albert Hall with the Angels of the South string quartet.

She is originally from Knebworth but since moving to Leeds to study in 2004, her songwriting has escalated.

Jamie, born and bred in Barnsley, has been playing guitar since he was 15 and is self-taught. He also plays drums, trombone, piano and banjo.

Brought up in a musical family, Jamie's parents both play and teach while his sister Kathryn fronted folk-rock band Equation and now tours with guitarist Sean Lakeman.

The duo met at Leeds College of Music and began gigging together in September 2006. Within a matter of months they had completed 50 gigs together, including returning to Herts to take part in last year's New Roots competition.

There is no charge for admission to the evening, which includes songs and music from other local performers, but a collection will be taken.

Further information is available from Alison Macfarlane on 01727 852111 or see www.stalbansfolkmusic.org.uk

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