Katriona Gilmore

Fiddle, Mandolin & Vocals

Fiddler Katriona Gilmore credits the 1997 incarnation of The Albion Band as the sparking point for her musical career: ‘I saw Joe Broughton with The Albion Band when I was 12 and his playing just blew me away – I was considering giving up the violin, and that inspiration arrived in the nick of time.’ After several years of playing alongside her guitarist father, Katriona joined forces with innovative lap-tapping guitarist Jamie Roberts in 2006. The duo have since released two albums, toured with Fairport Convention and been nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award. Katriona, also an award-winning songwriter, has previously toured as part of indie folk sensations Tiny Tin Lady and with Rosie Doonan’s Snapdragons, and has appeared as session musician on several acclaimed albums.