Folk at the Watch House: Katie Doherty and the Navigators
February 16, 2024
Cullercoats Watch House
Join us for a series of intimate folk concerts at Cullercoats Watch House, a unique and quirky venue in the heart of Cullercoats.
Katie Doherty and the Navigators
Originally from Teesside, Katie Doherty is a unique singer and song writer. She formed the Navigators in 2018. Their power and dynamic is often described as much bigger than its component parts. Katie’s songs hang on the precipice of the current state of the world. There is enormous heart filled hope but there is much riding on where we go from here. The songs paint sweeping pictures and intricate portraits of NHS Workers, Musicians, Teachers, Artists, Protesters and Parents. They are rooted in a craggy North East landscape looking outwards across the sea, with a telescopic lens pointing firmly up, out and forward to the best future possible. Listen for echos of Regina Spektor, Nancy Kerr, Guy Garvey and Anais Mitchell all of whose influence can be found within the sound of FLOW. The music exudes heart, warmth and melody which leaves you feeling uplifted and welcomed. Their new album ‘FLOW’ produced by Mattie Foulds (Karine Polwart, Rachel Newton, Adam Holmes and The Embers) was released in Summer 2022 and promptly entered the official Folk Chart Top 30. Their 2019 album ‘And Then’ led them to live sessions on BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe Show and BBC Radio 3 In Tune. They have toured nationally taking in Sage Gateshead, Cambridge Folk Festival, Manchester Folk Festival and Cheltenham Festival to name a few.
There will also be a short set from a support act (details to follow).