'Kate Rusby remains Britain’s most popular female folk singer because she has mastered the art of Christmas songs' Guardian
With a career spanning over 25 years in music, Kate Rusby is one of the finest interpreters of traditional folk songs and one of our most emotive original songwriters - melding old and new so you can barely see the join. A Mercury Prize nominee, Folk Singer of the Year, Best Live Act, Best Album and Best Original Song winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
'Rusby could have sung the contents of my Christmas shopping list and made it sound magnificent!' Nottingham Post
Forever proud to call herself folk singer, Kate Rusby’s beautiful, expressive vocals never fail to connect the emotional heart of a song to that of her audience. Famously down to earth, for over twenty years Kate’s engaging personality and sharp Yorkshire wit have further endeared her to concert goers everywhere.
And it is in her special Christmas concerts that all these elements combine to exquisite effect. See the video on Kate’s YouTube explaining the importance of Yorkshire Carols!
After fifteen years of enchanting audiences up and down the land, Kate’s Christmas tour has for many, become as much a part of the festivities as Christmas pudding itself! Warm and inviting, spicy and sparkly she and her marvellous band – joined as ever by a sublime brass quintet – embody the sounds and joyous spirit of the best Christmases ever!
Damien O’Kane guitar, tenor guitar and banjo
Steven Byrnes bouzouki, guitar and tenor guitar
Nick Cooke diatonic accordion
Duncan Lyall double bass
Josh Clark percussion
Interview: Kate Rusby at Christmas on our blog.
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