Kate Rusby, hailed as the ‘First Lady of Folk’ and a Mercury Music accolade to her name, has forged an impressive 30-year, headlining career.
A folk singer at heart, she’s taken the genre to new heights appealing way beyond the folk scene and her Yorkshire roots, headlining in the UK and internationally, performing with other big names in music across genres. She has a number of TV, radio and film credits to her name as well as her own record company and festival.
2022 celebrates 30 years in the business with a new album 30 : Happy Returns featuring guests: Richard Hawley, KT Tunstall and Ladysmith Black Mambazo to name a few. This follows the success of her 2020 Top 10 charting covers album Hand Me Down.
Hailed as ‘The Start of Christmas’ for many, a Kate Rusby Christmas Concert perpetuates the tradition of Yorkshire carols, specific carols sung in the crowded pubs of South Yorkshire. Kate was immersed in those songs as a child, so these songs are in her bones. For over 200 years, from late-November to New Year’s Day, communities would congregate in their local public house, to belt out their versions of familiar carols, carols that were often frowned upon by the church in Victorian times as ‘too happy’.
Her happiness, humour and storytelling are a feature of Kate’s live shows. Each auditorium becomes her local pub or front room and we are her welcomed guests. Joining her on stage for this unmissable evening of Christmas cheer will be, as ever, her hugely talented and intuitive band of musicians including producer and husband Damien O’Kane as well as a top-flight brass quintet affectionately known as The Brass Boys.
Artist’s website: https://katerusby.com/
‘Underneath The Stars’ – live:
December Tour Dates
9 Bath Forum
10 Birmingham Town Hall Matinee
10 Birmingham Town Hall Evening
11 Liverpool Philharmonic
12 Union Chapel, London
14 St. George’s Hall, Bradford
15 Sage Gateshead
17 Cambridge Corn Exchange
18 Barbican, York
20 Fairfield Halls Croydon
21 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall