Primarily an unaccompanied traditional folk singer, Catherine also performs as a guest singer with storywheel where traditional British folk songs meet the Middle East and North Africa with both surprising and beguiling results.

"I think of folk songs like incantations, archetypes that have been sung millions of times in countless forms by thousands of people. I like to think this makes them magic, with the ability to transport you through time, to conjure a moment, person and place.

Folk songs belong to everyone, but if you listen very closely, they can tell you in that moment that they only belong to you.”

  • Catherine Earnshaw