"Kitty Macfarlane is no ordinary singer/songwriter. From a village in the West Country of England, she comes onstage at the Sidmouth Folk Festival chatting about all manner of random topics. Knitting, for one. Glass eels, for another. Halfway through her set, she anno...

 "Veering slightly off the mainstream, this is an album ahead of its time, a ground-breaking, remarkable album"

 Ingénu/e magazine

"There's a new sound from Somerset. It has an unaffected, clear female voice, in the folk idiom but in no way rustic. The voice is underpinned by drones, found sounds of water, wildlife and ancient crafts, with sparse, sensitive instrumentation..."

"Kitty Macfarlane, a Somerset singer/ songwriter presented her debut album, ‘Namer Of Clouds,’ to a large and near reverential audience at Ruskin Mill on Friday evening..."

"As a storyteller she is a charm, captivating her audience as she performs"

"Macfarlane’s vocal style is easy, tuneful and “in the tradition”, as the saying goes, but what sets her work apart is her affinity with the natural world and some startlingly poetic lyrics... Delightful"

Wrecking Days chosen by Lindsey Chapman on BBC Radio 4's Pick Of The Week.

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"Her writing is startlingly poetic and deeply evocative of her subject matter due to her talent for vivid and descriptive imagery...


These songs, says Kitty Macfarlane, are “loosely bound by our clumsy ties with the land”. In her case, the land is Somerset: the opening track, “Starling Song”, sees the banks of the River Brue (which runs past Glastonbury through the Avalon Marshes to the Bristol...

"Singer-songwriter Kitty Macfarlane's debut album is a captivating celebration of the natural world and the landscapes of her Somerset home...

Kitty Macfarlane wins Female Artist of the Year 2018

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Namer Of Clouds one of the Guardian's Best Folk Albums of 2018.

"An arresting and absorbing debut"

Tim Cumming

Kitty Macfarlane's Namer Of Clouds is nominated for Album Of The Year in the fRoots Magazine Critics Poll

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