Katriona Gilmore has won the Acoustic/Folk section of Soundcloud’s UK Songwriting Contest with her song ‘Doctor James’. She and Jamie Roberts played at Furness Tradition in 2011.
The judges said “This year’s Acoustic / Folk winner is sung in a traditional folk style by singer, songwriter, guitarist and violinist Katriona Gilmore from Knebworth in Hertfordshire. Katriona is one half of the folk duo Gilmore & Roberts who are becoming well known on the British folk scene. This winning song is an unusual, original and very memorable composition with a catchy hook and a lyrical twist at the end which make it a worthy winner in this year’s acoustic/folk category.”