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‘Flutter’ is singer-songwriter Kate Doubleday's eagerly awaited new studio album. In these ten songs she delves beneath the surface of her surrounding landscape to reveal its raw and elemental beauty. Kate exposes also her very human vulnerability, seeing in nature the fragility she feels within herself. She was born in 1969 to an Irish mother and a father from Lancashire and grew up listening to the travelling stories of her late Irish grandfather, Kelso, inspiring her to become both a gardener and singer-songwriter. In 1989 she travelled to West Africa to explore the rich and vibrant musical landscape, drawing many influences, which led her to release her first album, ‘Renewal’ in 2003 on her own independent label, Copper Records. Following this, she began performing on bespoke UK tours and worked with musician Joe Broughton (Albion Band, Urban Folk Quartet), to produce her second album ‘Belonging’ in 2008 and in 2011 Kate released her EP ‘Pied Flycatcher’, drawing audiences to celebrate with her a love of the Welsh landscape. June 2015 now see’s the release of ‘Flutter’. Recorded and co-produced by award winning producer Martin Levan (John Martyn, June Tabor) at Red Kite Studio, Kate worked alongside her long standing friends and musicians Trevor Lines (double bass), Dan Wilkins (guitars/Kora) and Marie Smith (cello). ‘Flutter' features the emotive fiddle player, Ruth Angell, accordionist Jamie Smith and the string quartet The Froe (Ruth Angell, Charlie Heys, Helen Lancaster and Emma Capp) with string arrangements by composer Sid Peacock.