What a treat to have talented singer-songwriter Katherine Penfold close out our Festival. Beginning her career at just 13 years old singing Celtic and folk music while touring coffee houses, Penfold now regularly sells out shows singing her unique brand of soul, blues, jazz and pop. A singer with a broad vocal range, she can beautifully belt out songs of deep emotion while also drawing you into her inner circle with quiet tones of reflection. Her song writing is just as powerful as her voice, and her skills were recognized when she won the prestigious GrooveFM singer songwriter competition. The gifted Penfold also plays several instruments proficiently and studied classical piano and jazz at Brandon University. She has released three well-received albums: Journals, Love, and Keep Christmas With You, with a fourth, Sweetest Thing, to be released later this year.