This year, Kate Rusby is determined to bring the joy of her usual Christmas tour to the comfort of everyone’s homes with the special delivery of a full-length concert streamed worldwide on December 12 at 7.30pm GMT. Everyone will have a front row seat for Kate Rusby’s Happy Holly Day! Tickets are available now at katerusby.com
In August 2020, Kate achieved her highest charting album to date with the release of Hand Me Down, her lock-down recorded album of favourite cover songs, which debuted in the Official Album Charts at #12. The vinyl version of Hand Me Down will be released on January 22 2021. You can read our review of Hand Me Down, here and pre-order the vinyl here.
Kate Rusby is a Holly Head. If you hadn’t already spotted from her Christmas albums: Holly Head, Sweet Bells, While Mortals Sleep, The Frost Is All Over and Angels and Men, she’s not only Santa’s biggest musical helper but she is also an incurable Christmas fan.
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’.
Joining her on stage for this one-off worldwide stream of Christmas cheer will be a top-flight brass quintet affectionately known at The Brass Boys and, as ever, her hugely-talented and intuitive band of musicians.
Watch the trailer for show below. Tickets are available now at katerusby.com