Cathy creates music not just from another time, but from her own time. Steeped in tradition yet forging her own sound, Cathy shares songs and sentiments which are at once familiar and formless. She sings for herself but simultaneously pulls audiences into her world. It is gentle and delicate, often light and fierce with a deep strength at its core. “Born Soft” is her debut solo album featuring Kate Burke on backing vocals and fiddle. The first song “Shoes are Fine” is partly about the Guildford floods 2 years ago at the Jamboree. Cathy will feature this year on the Saturday afternoon Public Hall concert.