Gilmore & Roberts

Towersey Festival are so pleased to be welcoming Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. They have been Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. 

2015 they released their fourth album, Conflict Tourism, and received rave reviews.

“Conflict is universal – everyone, everywhere, experiences it every day, in its smallest forms” says Katriona. “We liked the idea of being tour guides through a minefield of different decisions and drama.”

“And good tour guides are passionate about what they’re showing you” adds Jamie. “They’re not detached from the subject. It’s personal – it’s people and stories. That’s the starting point for every song.”

Katriona Gilmore grew up in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, learned violin at school and started playing local folk clubs. She joined folk pop sensations Tiny Tin Lady in 2006, and in 2011 was invited to be part of a new lineup of The Albion Band. 

Jamie Roberts was brought up in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Jamie joined young English traditionalists Kerfuffle in 2007 and more recently formed The Dovetail Trio with Rosie Hood and Matt Quinn. Alongside his regular projects, he has performed with Nancy Kerr’s Sweet Visitor Band and  Blackbeard’s Tea Party amongst others.