On the Cover

On the Cover: September 2017

By Staff

Kate MacLeod by Kate MacLeod.

In 1979 Kate MacLeod moved from the Washington D.C. area to Salt Lake City to study at the Violin Making School of America. But she eventually chose the path of a full-time musician, leading her to perform now throughout the United States and Europe. Kate has 50 years of violin playing under her fingers, “the longest relationship in my life, so far,” she says.

Kate recently completed a recording project of original music honoring some of the many styles of music she’s studied and performed, all inspired by landscape and nature. Deep in the Sound of Terra: Landscape-Inspired Viofiddle Music was inspired during an artist in residence program at Torrey’s Entrada Institute.

With titles such as Sunrise on the Colorado Plateau, Desert Rain, The Moon and Mount Rainier, Maxfield Parrish Sky, The Train Across the Great Salt Lake and Apology to the Native Rock, the recording project speaks to MacLeod’s relationship with the environment.

In production for two years, the project includes special guests from across the country.


CD Celebration Concert

Friday, September 29, 2017, 7:30pm

Memorial House at Memory Grove Park

(375 N. 120 East)

Accompanying musicians: Otter Creek, Mark Hazel, Bob Smith and James Scott.


Sponsors include: The Violin Making School of America, The Intermountain Acoustic Music Association, Intermountain Guitar and Banjo, Ken Sanders Rare Books, Law Offices of Rocky Anderson, and Preservation Utah.

Tickets: www.KateMacLeod.BrownPaperTickets.com/ $20. Adult beverages, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

Artist websites: www.KateMacLeod.com, www.Patreon.com/KateMacLeod


This article was originally published on September 2, 2017.