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Kate Rusby at Christmas on Monday 9th December 2019
There’s only one seasonal speciality to see you through advent – the Christmas songs of Kate Rusby. She’ll give you the old and traditional, infused with lively and impassioned newness.
Twenty-five years and more of writing, arranging and recording has given Kate a sharp eye for a subtle detail and a voice that’s keenly honed. With over a decade of Christmas music under her belt, along with numerous mince pies and mugs of Yorkshire Tea, Santa couldn’t ask for a better little helper to get children and grown-up kids alike into the festive spirit.
Kate’s Christmas concerts perpetuate the tradition of Yorkshire carols, which means that each show evokes the spirit of a crowded pub. Kate sat in the corner of that crowded pub when she was a child, so the songs she brings to these shows are in her bones, a deep seam of personal experience to be mined. 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’s happiness, her humour and her storytelling are a feature of her live shows. Each auditorium becomes her pub or her front room, and we are her welcomed and well-cared-for guests. Accompanied by her intuitive band and heavenly brass quintet Kate will delight you with a selection of songs from her four previous Christmas albums together with fresh new tracks from her 2019 Christmas album.
Music Genres: Acoustic, Folk
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