Kate Weekes

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Kate Weekes is a multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter based in the Gatineau Hills of Quebec.  As a touring and recording artist, Kate has released four albums of original material influenced by her time spent in the northern parts of the world working as a dog musher, canoe and hiking guide. On her most recent release, Better Days Ahead (2023) guitarist and nascent banjo player Kate Weekes dove deep into “the liminal space created by lockdowns and cancelled plans” to unearth a stirring, picturesque collection of 10 original songs ranging from Appalachian-influenced ballads to anthemic folk-pop to whimsical instrumental waltzes. After paddling the length of the Rideau Canal from Kingston to Ottawa, Kate’s upcoming album, Rideau Roots is set to be released in 2025.

Growing up in a folk music family with both parents playing music, Kate is focused on building
community through music. She has recently stepped into the role of Artistic Director for Blue Skies Music Festival. She teaches private and group lessons in guitar, banjo and ukulele in Chelsea Quebec.