Kate Rusby announces 25th anniversary tour dates

Kate Rusby

Kate Rusby: one of the finest interpreters of traditional folk song and one of our most emotive original songwriters – melding old and new so you can barely see the join. Mercury Prize Winner. Folk Singer of the Year, Best Live Act, Best Album and Best Original Song winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Inveterate Yorkshire Tea drinker. Freeman of Barnsley. Darling of British folk.

It seems impossible but 2017 will be a landmark year for Kate Rusby as she celebrates an incredible 25 years on the road.

Still basking in the glow of the accolades for her 14th studio album, Life In A Paper Boat (still Kate as you know her but with some bold production twists from husband Damien O’Kane) she will continue to showcase the album in May with a fresh spring tour.

Released last October, Life In A Paper Boat will be the first of Kate’s albums ever to be released on vinyl with a limited edition release available from late spring.

Kate will have her usual hectic festival schedule this summer and there will be 25 year celebrations aplenty at the family’s very own Underneath The Stars Festival at Cannon Hall Farm, near Barnsley in July. Exciting plans for autumn will be revealed soon.

Looking further ahead, November will see the release of Kate’s 4th Christmas album *(recording starts in March) followed by her ever popular Festive Tour in December.

Artist’s website: http://www.katerusby.com/

‘Life In A Paper Boat’ live:


May 2017

10 Preston, Charter Theatre   prestonguildhall.co.uk    01772 804444

11 Wakefield, Unity Works unityworks.co.uk   01924 831114

12 Stockport, The Plaza  stockportplaza.co.uk  0161 477 7779

13 Chesterfield, Winding Wheel  chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk
01246 345222

14 Kettering, The Lighthouse Theatre   lighthousetheatre.co.uk   01536  414141

17 Cheltenham Town Hall  cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
0844 576 2210

18 Basingstoke, The Anvil  anvilarts.org.uk   01256 844244

19 Yeovil, Octagon Theatre  octagon-theatre.co.uk  01935 422884

20 Portsmouth, Kings Theatre  kingsportsmouth.co.uk
023 9282 8282

21 High Wycombe, Wycombe Swan  wycombeswan.co.uk
01494 512 000