Curriculum Vitae

Kate Romain

Victoria, BC, Canada

Multi-Instrumentalist, Performer, Juggler, Workshop Facilitator, Instructor

16 years of accordion practice, performing for 9 years across Canada, parts of US & MEX. Currently exploring new sounds by combining overtone singing with accordion, piano and other bits and bobs.


Solo Albums: Opidopious (2018) Lettuce Play (2016)

Duo Albums: Button & String— ​Tunes at the Woodshop (​ 2017) Button & String— ​Glorb-Musik​ (2016) Kate & Rich for Halifax Circus— ​One-Shot Video Soundtrack​ (2016) Kate & Rich— ​Kate & Rich​ (2013) Kate & Rich— ​Live at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market ​(2012)

Other: Withbloom— Let it Come (2019) – vocals Richard Garvey— ​Where Fools Gather (2015) -accordion Owen Steel & the Sad Turns— ​Time Machine Blues​ (2013) -accordion & vocals

Selected Festival Appearances

Woodstove Festival / Cumberland, BC (2017, 2018, 2019) Victoria Bicycle Music Festival / Victoria, BC (2018, 2019) Cultivate Festival / Gabriola Island, BC (2018) SKAMpede Outdoor Theatre Festival / Victoria, BC (2018) FernFest / Victoria, BC (2017 & 2018) Accordion Noir / Vancouver, BC (2015 and 2017) Parade of Lost Souls / Vancouver, BC (2017) Arts Wells / Wells, BC (2016) Folly Fest / Gagetown, NB (2015) Evolve Festival / Moncton, NB (2015) Full Circle Festival / Newport, NS (2014) White Rabbit Arts Festival / Economy, NS (2014)

Live Radio Appearances

CFUV 101.9 FM, Victoria BC CKDU 88.1 FM, Halifax, NS Red Clay Radio 92.0 FM, Economy, NS

Teaching Experience

Providing private beginner accordion lessons (2014 to present)

Accordion workshop for children, taught with help from handmade puppets, Vancouver, BC (2017)

Festival Organizing

Victoria Bicycle Music Festival – Organizing Committee; Emcee (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

Community Arts Facilitator

Sunday Juggle Jams at Island Circus Space / Victoria, BC (2018)

Mask Making for the Parade of Lost Souls / Vancouver, BC (2017)

Balfolk Night: Western European Social Folk Dancing / Victoria, BC (2017)

Touring Experience

West Coast tour with Saltwater Hank and Vic Horvath / Vancouver to Prince George, BC (April 2018)

Kate & Rich Bicycle Touring: pedalled around the country with our accordion-clarinet duo act, cycling through / performing in ON, QC, NS, NB, PEI and BC (2011 to 2015)

Train of Thought: community arts tour with 37 artists across Canada, West-to-East. (Summer 2015)

Onboard Entertainment Via Rail: Performed music on board the train from Montreal to Halifax, and later Halifax to Montreal. (Summer 2015)