Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby.
A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel. Inhabiting a lyric with unforced conviction – no matter how old or how modern – she has that rare ability to transport her audience, of touching them emotionally and making each tune live vividly within their experience and imagination.
After a couple of years rest from Spring tours Kate has decided this year it would be a good idea to revisit theatres she has not been to in recent years and take in some exciting never visited before venues too. She is particularly thrilled to be revisiting Ireland in May for three shows in Belfast, Derry and Dublin.
As ever, Kate will be joined on stage by the cream of British folk musicians who form her band. These virtuoso artists are sure to delight you with their exceptional talents.
Damien O’Kane on guitar, tenor guitar and banjo
Duncan Lyall on double bass
Steve Byrne on guitar and bouzouki and
Nick Cooke on melodeon
The crossover appeal Kate enjoys is unprecedented for a folk singer and has been achieved without resort to compromise. Rusby’s wondrous singing and hugely engaging Yorkshire wit and the intuitive support of the band ensure that audiences will be treated to a truly remarkable and unforgettable concert experience.
Catch Katie in concert at:
Grand Opera House, Belfast
Thurs 1st May 7.30pm Box Office: 028 9024 1919 Goh.co.uk
Millennium Forum, Derry
Fri 2nd May 8.00pm Box Office: 028 7126 4455 millenniumforum.co.uk
‘Everybody loves and respects Kate Rusby, not just for her lovely voice, but for the way she has moved folk forward while remaining true to tradition…’
Sunday Times 2012
“ …. exquisite interpretations of traditional material from the pocket sized folk singer with the heartbreakingly tremulous voice and bawdy Yorkshire wit”
Daily Telegraph 2012