Kate Rusby

Folk This
It All Comes Round Again
John Tams
The Reckoning
Muckram Wakes
A Map Of Derbyshire
The Red Lion
A Bit Of A Song And Dance
New Victory Band
One More Dance And Then
Kate Rusby
Salisbury Folk
From The Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs
The Old Hat Concert Party
Sunday 13th May 1969
Seth Lakeman
Kitty Jay
Kitty Jay Lyrics
Freedom Fields
Freedom Fields Lyrics
The White Hare
The New St. George
The Hard Times Of Old England
Prince Heathen
Frost And Fire
Bright Phoebus
History and Companion
Morning Way
Polly On The Shore
Western Approaches
Damien Barber and The Demon Barbers
The North Star Grassman and the Ravens
Cropredy's Like That
The Garden of Jane Delawney
Nic Jones
Penguin Eggs
The Noah's Ark Trap
Bandoggs: The Record
Shirley Collins
Anthems In Eden
Shelagh McDonald
Music From The Unbroken Circle
Glastonbury Carol
Mr Fox
Mr. Fox : The Album
Tiny Tin Lady
The Sound of Requiem
martha tilston
Moseley Folk Festival 2006
Moseley Folk Festival 2006: The Folks
Countrylife II
The Falmouth Packet / Haul Away Joe
The Setting / Mary From Dungloe
From Clare To Here
A Gift From A Flower To A Garden
1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Coope, Boyes & Simpson
Christmas Truce / Kerstbestand 1914
Passchendaele Suite
A Garland of Carols
Fire and Sleet and Candlelight
Anne Briggs
Anne Briggs : Sing A Song For You
Welcome to Our Fair Plus
Make it Folky!
A Place Called England
Ragged Heroes
Dancing at Whitsun
The Lark In The Morning
Thomas The Rhymer
Carthy and Swarbrick
What Time Is It Eccles?


Kate Rusby [click for larger image]

Kate was born on 1 December 1973 and hails from Barnsley, West Yorkshire. She has headlined various United Kingdom national folk festivals, and is regarded as one of the most talented English folk singers of contemporary times. born into a family of musicians. After learning to play the guitar and the piano, as well as to sing, she played in many local folk festivals as a child and adolescent, before joining (and becoming the lead vocalist of) the all-female Celtic folk band The Poozies. Her breakthrough album came in 1995. A collaboration with her friend and fellow Barnsley folk singer Kathryn Roberts was simply titled "Kate Rusby & Kathryn Roberts". In 1997, with the help of her family, she recorded and released her first solo album, Hourglass. Since then she has gone on to receive noted acclaim in her home country and abroad, and her family continues to help her with all aspects of her professional career as a musician.

The Scottish fiddler John McCusker (formerly of the Battlefield Band) produces Kate's recordings and plays in her band. Kate and John have been married since August 2001 and live in Yorkshire.

Kate was also a member of the folk group, The Equation, later to be replaced by Cara Dillon. In its early lineup, Equation also featured Kate's erstwhile performing partner Kathryn Roberts and Mercury-nominated artist Seth Lakeman. Their demo CD, In Session, had a small commercial release.

In 1999 she was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. She is the recipient of three BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards: in 2000 she won Folk Singer of the Year and Best Album (for Sleepless); in 2002 she was awarded Best Original Song (for Lullabye). In 2006 she was nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Original Song (for No Names with Roddy Woomble from Idlewild) and for Best Album (for Girl Who Couldn't Fly) and won Best Live Act.

Kate's Discography

Kate Rusby & Kathryn Roberts (1995)

Hourglass (1997)

Infinite Blue (with The Poozies, 1999)

Sleepless (1999)

Little Lights (2001)

Ten (2002)

Heartlands (movie soundtrack, 2003)

Underneath The Stars (2003)

The Girl Who Couldn't Fly (2005)


folk this is
2006/2007/2008 sam-and-lizzie
all rights reserved