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Kate Rusby is back with her Christmas Tour Dates 2022

Nov 4, 2022

After a successful 2022 with a new album ‘30 : Happy Returns’, Kate rounds off the year in celebratory style with a Christmas tour full of warmth, music and sparkles.

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 sat in the corner of those crowded pubs as a child, so the songs she brings to these shows are in her bones. For over two hundred years, from late-November to New Year’s Day, North Derbyshire and South Yorkshire communities would congregate on Sunday lunchtimes, in their local public house, to belt out their own versions of familiar carols, carols that were often frowned upon by the church in Victorian times as ‘too happy’.

Kate Rusby remains Britain’s most popular female folk singer because she has mastered the art of Christmas songs” The Guardian

Often hailed as the ‘First Lady of Folk’ and with a Mercury Music accolade to her name, Kate has forged an impressive 30-year 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 major music stars 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’.

 Her happiness, humour and storytelling are a feature of Kate’s live shows. Each auditorium becomes her local pub or front room and audience members are her welcomed and well-cared-for 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.

Tour Dates are as follows:

December 9th Bath Forum
December 10th Birmingham Town Hall Matinee
December 10th Birmingham Town Hall Evening
December 11th Liverpool Philharmonic
December 12th Union Chapel, London
December 14th St. George’s Hall, Bradford
December 15th Sage Gateshead
December 17th Cambridge Corn Exchange
December 18th  Barbican, York
December 20th Fairfield Halls Croydon
December 21st Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

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