Kate Howard


Singing up a Storm: Songs of Spirit and the Sea

Songs in this concert will range from Dalmatian love songs, sung on the shores of the Adriatic coast to the Unst Boat song, Scotland’s oldest known song depicting the coming storm from Shetland. From the joy of the Swimming Song to Sankey and Moody’s nod to our heroes and heroines of the sea, the RNLI, who we celebrate in their 200th year.

Tickets are £10, £5 for U26s with refreshments being served in the interval.

Book your tickets for Gatehouse and Dalbeattie HERE: www.ticketsource.co.uk/SONGWAVE

We will be at;
Dalbeattie Parish Church Hall on Friday 21st June at 7pm
Gatehouse of Fleet Parish Church on Saturday 22nd June at 4pm
New Galloway Town Hall on Sunday 23rd June at 4pm (tickets available here).

Under a Star Filled Night

Songs which celebrate the turning of the year, from many cultures and many lands.

Tickets for December’s concerts were sold out.  Thanks to all of you that attended.

We were at;
New Galloway Town Hall on Friday 15th December
Dalbeattie Parish Church Hall on Saturday 16th December
Twynholm Village Hall on Sunday 17th December

This is just some of the feedback we’ve had from the audiences:

  • “Wonderful evening – the start of Christmas, such a talented group of singers, thank you”
  • “Fantastic concert!  Great to have the basses and tenors in the middle, really tied the sound together.  My favourite: Winter Song (but all were great), same for the readings (favourite: ‘The Sheep’ read by David) – but Bravo for all readers.  All very enjoyable, many thanks”
  • “The variety and unusual / infrequently performed items was refreshing, stimulating and thoroughly enjoyable, thank you”
  • “Gorgeous singing, the dedication of everyone shines through.  I love to hear the more unusual carols, songs and arrangements.  A real start to Christmas, well done”
  • “Loved it!!  Best song: Alilo – I got goosebumps all over, also loved the fiddle.  It was brilliant.  Well done all”
  • “My first time here – but I loved it!  A wonderful mix of beautiful music and excellent readings”
  • ” ‘All the World Turns Over’ – a lovely surprise, all very good”
  • “A wonderful programme, rich sounds and joyful singing.  An absolute joy, thank you!”
  • “I am not normally a choir person but I really did enjoy today, thank you all”
  • “Excellent.  Don’t change a thing!”
  • “Merry Christmas starts here.  Thank you so much for a wonderful performance, it was amazing, gave me goosebumps”
  • “Loved the song from Shetland”
  • “Very impressed with singing without words or music.  Altogether a lovely concert, varied and beautifully sung, thank you”


Love is…Songs of love, loss and hope across time and space

Our programme of summer concerts “Love is…” took place over the last weekend in June, with joyful and moving songs on the themes of love, loss and hope.  They were enjoyed by singers and audiences alike.

This is just some of the feedback we’ve had from the audiences:

  • “The Gatehouse concert was absolutely fantastic – covering songs from across the world – from New Zealand, S. Africa and, of course, Scotland. How everyone remembered the words and the beautifully sung music, I will never comprehend. It must have taken months of practice. Congratulations to everyone for delivering such an enjoyable, emotional and wonderful concert.”
  • “Fantastic concert at Gatehouse yesterday – thank you so much to all involved. The songs were all beautifully sung, and it was a truly heart-warming and joyous event! Lovely venue, too. More of the same, please! ♥♥♥
  • “The concert at Gatehouse yesterday afternoon was fantastic. I loved every moment. The audience should be pouring on here to tell you so. I have been to many of the concerts lead by Kate over the years and enjoyed them all but the gusto, enthusiasm and skill of the SongWave choir was brilliant and thoroughly enjoyable. It lifted my flagging spirits. Thank you everyone.”
  • “Was a wonderful concert, great programme and heart lifting singing. Thank you so much”

The choir has returned to its regular rehearsals from Tuesday 5th September at 7.00 p.m., unfortunately (for you if you’re looking to join) we are now at our maximum number of members so new spaces are not currently available.  If you would like to come along when there is room, please email us (link below) to be kept informed.

Watch this space for more details or email us at songwavechoir@gmail.com to sign up for our newsletter to be kept up to date with all our activities.