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Cate Clifford is a powerful voice in the traditional folk genre whose moving performances leave audiences spellbound.  She performs solo and in larger ensembles, seamlessly alternating between strong, clear lead vocals and sensitive, compelling harmonies.  She has performed in house concerts and festival showcases across New England and New York, and is featured on Lynz Morahn’s 2019 EP, KICK IT OFF.  Her wide-ranging repertoire of songs from and influenced by various traditions will captivate audiences of all types.  From intimate venues to large spaces, Cate never fails to make a performance feel personal, and her connection to the music always shines through. Let Cate welcome you into her world, where haunting and heartwarming tales and rousing anthems of old and new each have their turn, and there will always be flowers after the snow.

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Cate Clifford began her folk life as a child enamored with traditional Irish music.  That love carried her to Limerick Ireland for a semester abroad in 2009, then to Providence Rhode Island in 2016, where she found social singing waiting alongside the sessions she’d come for.  She has since filled her song book with favorites spanning Appalachia to Scotland, 1609 to 2014, children’s rhymes to gospel to ballads to protest songs.  She gleefully attends festivals such as TradMaD Camp, Youth Traditional Song Weekend, NEFFA, Old Songs Festival, and Mystic Sea Music Festival.

Besides performing in house concerts and festival showcases throughout New England and New York, Cate has also had the privilege of appearing at the Fox Point Folk Fest, at Pawtucket’s Downtown Rising Festival with the Quahog Quire, and (devilishly, each October) with The Vox Hunters, Westeryear, and Lindsay Straw. She is featured in Lynz Morahn’s EP, KICK IT OFF.

Cate Clifford is a powerful voice in the traditional folk genre, whose moving performances leave audiences spellbound.  She performs solo and in larger ensembles, seamlessly alternating between strong clear lead vocals and sensitive, compelling harmonies. Her wide-ranging repertoire of songs from and influenced by various traditions will captivate audiences of all types.  From intimate venues to large spaces, Cate never fails to make a performance feel personal, and her connection to the music always shines through. Let Cate welcome you into her world, where haunting and heartwarming tales and rousing anthems of old and new all have their turn, and there will always be flowers after the snow.


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Photo: Heather Caunt-Nulton
Photo: Heather Caunt-Nulton

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Video: Cindy Clifford.

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