Kate Howden - singer songwriter, live acoustic music performer
  • Fields of gold
  • Birds in flight over Glasson Dock
  • A forest of masts at Glasson Dock

Call to the Halls

Heartfelt songs, rooted in a love for people, place and nature.

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Kate Howden

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Kate Howden is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She plays Guitar, Mandolin, Bodhran and Cajon. Her experience of writing, performing and recording spans over 16 years as part of acoustic duo howdenjones.

2018 sees her performing as a solo artist joined by other musicians, taking songs tunes and stories to Village Halls around the country.

Call to The Halls is an invitation to bring people together in a celebration of place, where people gather to meet, chat, laugh, socialise, enjoy listening to live music, joining in, and singing along. It creates an inclusive musical and social experience in any intimate setting at the heart of the community. A pint of Real Ale, a glass of wine, even a hearty supper and a musical journey with acoustic songs, tunes and stories as your appetizer.

  • For your community

    The Call to The Halls show can be an opportunity to fundraise, for a village get together, or just a night out amongst friends where you don't have to drive!

    Whatever your reason to celebrate, it emphasises the importance of our village hall networks all over the country, of all the people cherishing and looking after their village halls and each other, with a pride in their history, their buildings, their activities and achievements, and their valuable place in the community.

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Kate Howden

Kate Howden


Kate Howden is well known across the country as one half of the celebrated acoustic duo HowdenJones.

She is a versatile and talented singer, songwriter, musician and performer, now embarking upon her solo career.

Iona Lane

Iona Lane


Iona Lane is a young emerging folk musician who is currently studying for a degree in folk music, with a scholarship, at Leeds College of Music.

Iona's latest EP, 'Pockets', has been shortlisted for FATEA's 'EP of the Year' 2017 Award.

What People Say

    "Rounding off a great week of music was a trip to Reading to see Kate Howden and Iona Lane at Eye and Dunsden Village Hall

    "The music was lovely. Iona couldn't play guitar because of tendonitis, but that doesn't stop real musicians from performing. Kate and Iona came up with a set combining both their talents and it created something really special. Kate's songs are based around people, landscape and nature which so suited the location whilst Iona's voice was at its very best singing both traditional and modern folk songs as well as gorgeous harmonie for Kate. Thank you both!" - Tony Birch

    Dunsden Village Hall, April 2018

    lovely little stories to accompany Kate's self-composed songs and Iona Lane was a delightful young songwriter and musician. A thoroughly good evening

    Combe Raleigh Village Hall, February 2018

    Everything went very smoothly with lots of information being provided plus tickets and posters in good time for the show and recommendations for how to make it go well. Even if you've no experience of promoting something like this I'd have no hesitation recommending them for a great night at your own village hall.

    West Dean Village Hall, Wiltshire

Tour dates

September 15 Doveridge Village Hall
Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 5QJ

September 29 Great Bridgeford Village Hall
Staffordshire ST18 9PR

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October 13 West Dean Village Hall
Wiltshire SP5 1JF

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October 20 Mansel Lacy Community Hall
Herefordshire HR4 7HQ

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“A celebration of place, where people gather to meet, chat, laugh, socialise, enjoy listening to live music, join in and sing along.”

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