THE KATES



The Kates.
There’s a revolution happening. And it’s certainly not going to be quiet.
Conceived at the end of Clonakilty International Guitar Festival 2018 and birthed just before the biggest annual celebration of women in Cork, Nollaig na mBan for Ovacare, The Kates took Clonakilty by storm.
Liz Clark (gtr), Eve Clague (elec gtr), Mide Houlihan (drums), Anne Marie O Brien (keys) and Paula K O’Brien (bass) are all musicians/songwriters in their own right but banded together to deliver a kick in the balls to a male dominated industry.
The Kates only play songs performed or written by women. They celebrate women who have come before them, blazed a trail and rocked the system.
Viva la revolution.