PREVIEW: Katherine Priddy @ Folk for Free, Symphony Hall Café Bar, Feb 28th

Katherine Priddy @ MFF

As part of the annual events programme from the Moseley Folk Festival, Katherine Priddy will be performing at the Symphony Hall Cafe Bar on Thursday Feb 28th.

Admission, in case you hadn’t clocked it, is free.

Hailing from ‘the English countryside’, Katherine Priddy has been playing music since her ‘dad used to leave the guitar within arm’s reach’.

Influenced by stories of folk lore and fairy tales, Priddy’s ‘songs tend to have the story telling quality found in lots of folk music with an emphasis on imagery, description and emotion.’ 

Considered vocals, soft strings, and an ‘ethereal feel’ create an endearing melancholy in Priddy’s material; drawing comparisons to the detached observations of artists such as John Martyn and Nick Drake.

But it was seeing Eliza Carthy that initially compelled Katherine Priddy to perform; going on to learn her craft through the Traditional Folk songs she had grown up listening to.

After several years developing her style, Priddy began posting her music online ‘a year or so ago’; building significant support from her portfolio of original material, Traditional Folk, and covers of contemporary artists including Bon Iver, Iron & Wine and Jose Gonzales.

Then, in 2011, Priddy reached the final 10 in the national BRIT organised competition – The Next Brit Thing. And with an increased profile, alongside the subsequent success of her original song ‘Fragile’, Katherine Priddy supported established acts such as Michael Chapman, Jim Moray and Cheek Mountain Thief – the solo project from Tunng founding member, Mike Lindsay.

Katherine Priddy has also performed at the Moseley Folk Festival, and is rumored to be supporting Scott Matthews on a selection of dates across his upcoming tour.

Katherine Priddy performs at the Folk For Free event, held in the Symphony Hall Café Bar on Feb 28th. For more information on this, and other events at the Town & Symphony Hall, visit

For more on Katherine Priddy, visit her Soundcloud page

Or YouTube channel