Kitty Macfarlane
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Saturday 5th May
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:15pm

“This young Somerset-based singer-songwriter’s blessed with a strong identity: a confident singing voice and a compelling writing style deriving inspiration from growing up in the south-west, allied to a talent for finding wider significance in everyday experiences. An outstanding debut” – fRoots Magazine

Kitty Macfarlane is a Somerset-based singer and songwriter. Her lyrics combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have connected minds and voices for centuries, driven by her own fingerpicked guitar….

Kitty Macfarlane’s songs are charged with a sense of place – more often than not her home of Somerset. Mankind’s transactions with the planet, whether those of small French fishing communities, or colossal nuclear power stations, work their way into her songs, alongside a deep interest in shared human experience. Her songwriting explores the connections between literature and land, with influences ranging from Keats to Karine Polwart – four years studying English at university being partly to blame. Her live set showcases the clarity and gravity of her vocals and dynamic guitar accompaniment, with themes as diverse as inundated Somerset Levels, climate change, adolescence and worries about mortality.