Cathy Valve's BBC Introducing session at The Globe

Hundreds of people turned out on the streets of Hay-on-Wye to celebrate the success of Paralympic champion Josie Pearson.

Josie now has her own stamp and gold-painted post box in the town after clinching the discus title - breaking her own world record three times in the process.

With so much buzz around the area right now, we thought it was only right we should take our next BBC Introducing roadshow there - so that's exactly what we did!

The Globe at Hay is a converted chapel and has been playing host to many major events - like the HowTheLightGetsIn festival - and parts of the literary festival, too.

On the bill included the following artist - Cathy Valve, from Ledbury.

Cathy has been playing guitar since she was 14-years-old and singing for much longer than that.

She has an acoustic sound and it was only when people started saying how much they liked her voice that she started taking it more seriously.

So she uploaded to music to BBC Introducing - and one year later bagged a live session!

Studio sessions and festival gigs

  • Published
  • Section
    BBC News