BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award nominees Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts are making their first appearance at a Rugby Roots concert.
This young duo combine astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies with considerable songwriting talent to make a truly distinctive sound.
Since releasing their debut album Shadows and Half Light in 2008, Katriona and Jamie have been wowing audiences across the country with their unassumingly confident displays of instrumental technique. Last year they completed a nationwide tour and release their much-anticipated second album, Up From The Deep. The esteem in which the duo are held by their fellow musicians became evident when they landed the coveted opening slot on Fairport Convention’s 2011 Winter Tour during which they played to packed houses and went down a storm.
Richard Barnes from Rugby Roots said: “We’ve been watching Katriona and Jamie’s career take off with interest, not least because Jamie is the brother of our friend Kathryn Roberts, one of our favourite singers who will be appearing later in the year at Rugby Roots along with Sean Lakeman. Their debut album is excellent, their new one is even better, and their live set is musically outstanding, with a warm stage presence and lots of humour thrown in. When they asked us for a support slot at Rugby Roots I turned them down flat, and immediately offered them a well deserved headline slot instead.”
Katriona and Jamie will be supported by na-mara at the concert at Lawrence Sheriff School in Rugby on April 2. For tickets call (01788) 567338, visit www.rugbyroots.com or buy on the door from 7.15pm.