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Katie Doherty & The Navigators Official Music Video Released Today

May 5, 2022

Katie Doherty formed the Navigators to explore the depth and strength that three players could bring to her award winning songs. What was unexpected in this combination was the power and dynamic which is often described as much bigger than its component parts. Katie’s songs are visceral in their story-telling and the music is brimming with textures, many reminiscent of her home on a hill farm in the North Pennines.

Taken from their new album ‘FLOW’, Hurricane has been produced by Mattie Foulds, (Karine Polwart, Rachel Newton,) and is due for release 29 July 2022, Katie describes it as, their boldest story telling yet.”

 

During the making of FLOW, Katie explored the concept of creative flow and the ways in which we inspire artistic responses in one another through a community response project in her local communities. Working with four community groups from across the North East of England and award winning playwright Laura Lindow, the band played early versions of the songs and encouraged artistic responses from the groups which have gone on to inform the final recordings and performance. Responses ranged from a fully choreographed dance piece from inclusive dance company Tin Arts in County Durham – which will be celebrated in the video to their first single Hurricane to photography, poetry, painting and musical compositions. This type of work is a natural progression for Katie who has worked with theatre companies such as the RSC, Northern Stage, November Club and Open Clasp for many years.

Katie says – “Community outreach, participation and education has always been a big part of my other work – away from performing. I have felt the need for it more than ever in the last few years – partly as so much of it has been lost/made substantially more difficult during the pandemic, but also because I see the value of the Arts for hearts and minds in all settings. My work feels much more purposeful if I can reach further. It’s nothing without connection.”

Tour Dates as follows:

Sage Gateshead
Friday, 13 May 2022
8:00 pm 10:30 pm

Three Villages Hall – Arrochar
Saturday, 14 May 2022
7:30 pm 10:30 pm

Saltburn Community Theatre
Friday, 20 May 2022
7:30 pm 10:30 pm

Georgian Theatre Stockton
Saturday, 21 May 2022
2:45 pm 3:45 pm

Mickleton Village Hall – Teesdale
Saturday, 21 May 2022
7:30 pm 10:30 pm

Edibles Huddersfield
Sunday, 22 May 2022
7:30 pm 10:30 pm

The Stables Milton Keynes
Saturday, 28 May 2022
8:45 pm 10:45 pm

Deepdale Campsite – North Norfolk
Thursday, 2 June 2022
7:30 pm 10:30 pm

For further information and ticket links please visit: www.katiedoherty.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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