Heartfelt songs, rooted in a love for people, place and nature.
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.
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.
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 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.
Combe Raleigh Village Hall, February 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
West Dean Village Hall, Wiltshire
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.
Sheldon Village Hall, Devon
Just to say that we always enjoy your visits. Your company and live music is a joy in such small communities as ours. Long may you continue to visit us in Devon
“A celebration of place, where people gather to meet, chat, laugh, socialise, enjoy listening to live music, join in and sing along.”