Katch Holmes

 Katch Holmes is one of the directors of the Knockengorroch World Ceilidh music festival in Dumfries and Galloway. She organised mulit-arts project The Droving Project, further music events and recently a piece of Arts and Humanities Research Council research about ‘folk’ music and participation.    Her love of traditional music began  in the 90s when she picked up a tin whistle.  ‘I got involved with TMF when I first attended an AGM in 2012. Traditional music for me is the necessary link between past and future.  I see it as constantly evolving, expanding, involving all generations, copious amounts of creativity and differing interpretations. I am also fascinated with how music and music traditions travel across borders, cultures and countries.’