KATE RUSBY: autumn tour

kate rusby sqKate’s second album SLEEPLESS was nominated for a Mercury Prize in 1999, she’s won four BBC Folk Awards from six nominations, has headlined Cambridge Folk Festival on several occasions, had a special 20th Anniversary show broadcast live on Radio 2, and seen her music featured as an integral part of Jennifer Saunders’ sitcom JAM AND JERUSALEM and of Michael Sheen film HEARTLANDS. Her regular UK tours consistently play to sold-out venues.
Kate is about to embark on a run of live dates through September, October and November (see details below) and, as ever, she’ll be joined on stage by the cream of British folk players; husband Damien O’Kane on guitars and banjo, Nick Cooke on melodeon, Aaron Jones on guitar and bouzouki and Duncan Lyall on double bass.
A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s vocals inhabit a lyric with an unforced conviction, no matter how old or how modern the song. She has a rare ability to transport an audience as much with her readings of ancient folk favourites as with her own self-penned folk-influenced material. MAKE THE LIGHT (2010) was a bold step forward, being the first full album she’d released comprised entirely of songs she’d written. Last year’s double-disc retrospective collection of celebratory re-recordings – 20 – was packed with admiring guests from across several genres (including Paul Weller, Stephen Fretwell, Radiohead’s Philip Selway and Sara Jarosz), highlighting Kate’s broad crossover appeal.

Courtesy of Kate and her team at Pure Records, we have a pair of spots on the guest list to give away for the concert at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe on Thursday 7th November or  the concert at the Barbican in York on Friday 8th November. We also have Kate Rusby CDs up for grabs. Email themouthmagazine@rocketmail.com with your subject line as either KRCD (for CDs) or KRTKTS (for tickets – remembering to state which gig you would prefer to attend).


Weds 18th September   BUXTON   Opera House   tickets
Thursday 19th September   BRADFORD   St Georges Hall   tickets
Fri 20th September   SHREWSBURY   Theatre Severn   tickets
Sat 21st September   STOCKPORT   Plaza Theatre   tickets
Sun 22nd September   DONCASTER   Cast   tickets
Weds 25th September   NEWARK   Palace Theatre   tickets
Thurs 26th September   CHESTERFIELD   Winding Wheel   tickets
Fri 27th September   LEAMINGTON SPA   Royal Spa Centre   tickets
Sat 28th September   HIGH WYCOMBE   Swan Theatre   tickets
Thurs 10th October   SWINDON   Wyvern Theatre   tickets
Fri 11th October   SALISBURY   City Hall   tickets
Thurs 12th October   SOUTHEND   Palace Theatre   tickets
Sun 13th October   CANTERBURY   Marlowe Theatre   tickets
Weds 16th October   CRAWLEY   The Hawth   tickets
Thurs 17th October   GUILDFORD   G Live   tickets
Fri 18th October   TUNBRIDGE WELLS   Assembly Hall   tickets
Sat 19th October   BURY   Homegrown Festival   tickets
Weds 6th November   PETERBOROUGH   The Cresset   tickets
Thurs 7th November   SCUNTHORPE   The Baths Hall   tickets
Fri 8th November   YORK   Barbican   tickets
Sun 10th November   SCARBOROUGH   The Spa   tickets

Kate Rusby will also undertake her now traditional annual Christmas tour during December – check here for a full list of dates. A DVD of the Christmas show, filmed at Harrogate Royal Hall last year, is due for release – check here for updates.