Katie Howson

Katie is a freelance performer, tutor, researcher and animateur. She plays traditional music on the melodeon and harmonica. Until 2017 Katie was Artistic Director of the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust. Katie started playing the melodeon whilst at university, teaching herself to play through listening to others, and after moving to Suffolk in 1978, spent many hours in pubs playing alongside traditional musicians. As Katie explains, ‘I love the fact that learning by ear opens up music-making to people from all walks of life and I have taught many people to play instruments and express themselves musically in this way.’