Folk Bands and Artists
Kathryn Tickell is widely acclaimed as an exponent of the Northumbrian pipes and a traditional Northumbrian fiddle player. She is a composer, performer, educator and successful recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. She has released 15 of her own albums to date and has also recorded and performed with The Chieftains, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Jon Lord, Evelyn Glennie, London Sinfonietta, Sting, and many others. In 2009, she received The Queen’s Medal for Music, awarded to those deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to British music. In 2015 she was awarded the OBE and became a Deputy Lieutenant of Northumberland.