(organiser, Knockengorroch Festival)
Katch Holmes is one of the organisers of the Knockengorroch ‘World Ceilidh’ Festival which has taken place in Dumfries and Galloway every May since 1998. The four day festival is one of the longest running outdoor Scottish music festivals, featuring music from all genres with an emphasis on 'roots'. Katch Holmes programmes, markets and manages the event within a small family team. She has programmed and stage managed for other festivals including Kelburn Garden Party and The Edinburgh Mela Festival. Katch also works with Arts & Business Scotland as Projects Manager, with responsibility for projects funded by the Scottish Government New Arts Sponsorship Grants scheme, and leads on the company’s press campaigns.