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Kate St. John

Kate St. John


Kate St. John is a composer/arranger/singer/producer. She is an oboe/cor anglais player but also sings and plays accordion, sax and piano. She was a member of The Dream Academy and has two solo albums, Indescribable Night and Second Sight.

Kate has played with many artists including Van Morrison, Damon Albarn, Marianne Faithfull, Peggy Seeger, Philip Glass, the Waterboys and Tom Waits. She has been Musical Director for many multi-artist shows: Bright Phoebus Revisited, Rogues Gallery, A Not So Silent Night with the McGarrigle/ Wainwright family, Imagining Ireland and tributes to Nick Drake, Nino Rota and Ewan MacColl.

Kate often works as an arranger and has done orchestrations for Laura Marling and Kris Drever with the Scottish Symphony and the Scottish Chamber orchestra

Kate and her husband Neill MacColl produced Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy’s new album Anchor. Together they work doing on set music on films including Far From The Madding Crowd, My Cousin Rachel, The Little Stranger and Dirt Music


Christo Squier

Christo Squier


Christo Squier is a multidisciplinary artist who primarily works with sound and live performance; a multi-instrumentalist (guitars, voice, flute, piccolo, tenor saxophone), composer, performer and producer.

He is artistic director of progressive brass band Perhaps Contraption, who have toured internationally and relentlessly explored unusual musical terrain since 2004.

Christo released his first solo album as Squier Squier in 2016, which explored a tender, personal songwriting approach; weaving finger-picked acoustic guitar with intricate, electronically processed layers of brass, woodwind and drums.

As an actor/musician/sound designer, Christo has worked with a range of groundbreaking companies including Les Enfants Terribles, Factory, Punchdrunk, Secret Cinema and Shunt. Christo is currently artist-in-residence at Snape Maltings, creating a new theatrical performance for Perhaps Contraption.

Aside from all the musical stuff, Christo is a contact juggler and used to be a professional sand sculptor. He wishes he was better at cooking.


Georgia Ruth

Georgia Ruth

Georgia Ruth is a Cardiff-based musician and songwriter from Aberystwyth in West Wales. Her debut album Week of Pines won the Welsh Music Prize in 2013, and she released her second (Fossil Scale) in 2016. She appeared as a guest vocalist on the Manic Street Preachers' Futurology album, and has toured extensively in India: both as a member of Ghazalaw (whose debut record was released on Cerys Matthews' Marvels of the Universe label) and as part of the British Council's Folk Nations project. 

Georgia presents a weekly music show on BBC Radio Cymru, and has also presented 'World on 3' for BBC Radio 3. 

Press for Fossil Scale :
“Georgia is finding her own distinct voice” **** Q Magazine
“Slow-burner of a record that rewards repeated listening” **** The Evening Standard
“a wealth of sonic detail” The Independent
“A deeply intelligent return”  Clash Magazine


John Baily & Veronica Doubleday

John Baily & Veronica Doubleday

Husband and wife team John and Veronica are renowned ethnomusicologists whose work has been invaluable in bringing the music of Afghanistan to the wider world.  Over 3 decades they have produced a steady stream of CDs, books, and articles, tracking the lives of musicians first within Afghan borders, then further afield when making music in that war-torn land became a seriously dangerous thing to do.

Moreover, they have immersed themselves deeply enough in Afghan music to win shauqi status as respected amateur performers: she as a singer, he as a player of the dutar and the boat-shaped rubab lute, with its guttural-ethereal sound-palette.