Sister Kate

Sister Kate


Sister Kate will have you up dancing faster than you can say "shake it like a bowl of jelly on a plate." A unique fusion of bluegrass, western swing, folk, ragtime and cabaret, Sister Kate wows audiences with clever arrangements, solid grooves, rich harmonies and down-to-earth charm.


Sister Kate came together in the summer of 2007 when cousins Tricia and Betsy and their friend Greg were in Antigonish for the summer. We had a number of 'impromptu' jam sessions and shows, and eventually started performing with Greg's brother Brendan on drums. At the end of the summer, everyone went their separate ways to work, study, etc. However, a 'fortunate accident' landed us all in Antigonish again the following summer, and Sister Kate was born! The name 'Sister Kate' comes from the title of a 1920s song by Clarence Williams and Armand Piron, one of the first covers we ever performed together.


-EP, "Sister Kate", recorded in 2008/2009. Available at

Set List

We typically do 45-50 minute sets. In the past we have done up to 4 sets a show. Here are some of the songs we play regularly (all are originals unless otherwise indicated):

-All I Wanna Do Tonight is Dance
-Gold Digger
-Fortunate Accident
-Impromptu Love
-Gypsy Heat
-Friend Song
-Hard to Say Goodbye
-Yesterday's News
-Good Together
-Power Over Me
-Sister Kate (Clarence Williams and Armand Piron)
-Octopus's Garden (The Beatles)
-Full Moon Full of Love (k.d. lang)
-Secret Heart (Ron Sexsmith)
-It Ain't Me Babe (Bob Dylan)
-Oh Atlanta (Alison Krauss)
-Safety Dance (Men Without Hats)
-Red River Valley (The Quebe Sisters)
-Walk or Ride (The Ditty Bops)
-Living Room (Tegan and Sara)