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Meet the Band

Pete Ord, Cat KellyCat Kelly - vocals & Makaton signing

Cat was inspired to put together the Makaton Folk project after being involved in 'Welcome Songs' for the lighting of the Paralympic Flame in 2012, where she signed alongside Eliza Carthy and her band. Having been brought up with folk music and dance, Cat has spent the last five years working on musical accessibility, and with Iris is able to unite her two musical passions.

Henry WebsterHenry Webster - fiddle

An award-winning fiddle player, Henry is among the latest generation of folk musicians bringing a fresh perspective to the tradition. As well as performing solo, Henry plays with The Will Pound Band and in a duo with guitarist Dave Malkin.

Ollie KingOllie King - melodeon

Ollie is a melodeon player and singer whose music is steeped in the customs and traditions of England, fast making a name for himself as one of the most exciting and interesting melodeon players in the country.

Pete OrdPete Ord - guitar

A producer and sound engineer with a successful record label, Pete's driving guitar rhythms underpin the band's arrangements. He plays regularly with a number of ceilidh bands, but is usually seen in the dark space behind the sound desk!

Iris: Live at Folk Weekend 2015