Catherine Crowe has been singing professionally for 20 years. While her early influences were revivalist singers, and her first experience was singing in a band, she has been increasingly drawn to the more traditional unaccompanied styles. Catherine is especially drawn to the traditional music of Ireland, and has developed a course to teach an appreciation of the ‘sean nos’ (old style) using recordings of respected traditional singers. Her own singing has developed into a full throated combination of modern expression and old world restraint. She has a large repertoire of unaccompanied songs from the Irish, Scottish and English traditions, many from Canadian collections, that she sings in English.
Catherine now performs unaccompanied. Some of the recent venues she has played include the Flying Cloud Folk Club and the Chris Langan Week-end in Toronto, the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival in Ontario, Celtic Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Catskills Irish Arts Week in East Durham, NY, and the Potomac Celtic Festival in Leesburg, Virginia. Catherine is a respected member of the Canadian traditional music community, and has served as a juror for the prestigious Canadian JUNO Awards in the “Folk, Roots and Traditional” category.
She is also a fine jewellery artist and teacher, and her speciality is Celtic-inspired enamelled work, rings and brooches.
Learn more about Catherine at her website http://www.imagocorvi.com/