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St David's Hall is closed to the public until Monday 2 November 2020 as we are adhering to the advice provided by the UK Government. The safety of our patrons, staff and artists are of utmost importance. Please keep checking the website for the latest updates.
Should you need to contact us, please call our temporary number on 07391 791934. The phone line is manned Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.00pm. Please bear with us as the line will be busy and please note, unfortunately we cannot respond to texts and messages left on this number.
We would like to inform you that the Kath Rusby concert on Wednesday 9 December 2020, has been postponed to Wednesday 1 December 2021 due to the ongoing situation with the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
The tickets you currently hold will be valid for the new date. We hope you will be able to make the rescheduled date.
Message from Kate
“Well the inevitable has happened, we have had to postpone our December tour until 2021. Stupid Coronavirus!! 😠 I hope you can join us then. In the meantime, DON'T WORRY! 😃, as we are going to stream a full length gig 🎊 on Saturday 19th December this year, complete with sparkles ✨ Sweet Bells 🔔 brass lads 🎺 daftness ☃️ Ruby Reindeer 🦌 and even an actual interval and everything! 🥂🍻 I’m looking forward to it sooooo much. Hope you can join us. Onwards and upwards ❤️😊🌈”
Forever proud to call herself folk singer, Kate Rusby’s beautiful, expressive vocals never fail to connect the emotional heart of a song to that of her audience. Famously down to earth, Kate’s engaging personality and sharp, Yorkshire wit have further endeared her to concert goers everywhere for over a quarter of a century.
Kate’s Christmas Tour – so wondrously captured on her Live at Christmas DVD – has, for many, become as much a part of the festivities as Christmas pudding itself! Warm and inviting, spicy and sparkly she and her marvellous band – joined as ever by a sublime brass quintet – embody the sounds and joyous spirit of the best Christmases ever!
Kate’s band of musicians this December will comprise of:
Damien O’Kane on guitar, electric tenor guitar and banjo
Steven Byrnes on bouzouki and guitar
Nick Cooke on diatonic accordion
Duncan Lyall on double bass and moog
Not forgetting, the fabulous Brass Boys!
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’s happiness, her humour and her storytelling are a feature of her live shows. Each auditorium becomes her front room and we are her welcomed and well-cared-for guests.
To date, Kate has released five albums of songs and carols from this marvellous Yorkshire-inspired tradition and beyond including Holly Head – the current Christmas Album. Kate would describe herself as a ‘Holly Head’ – someone who loves Christmas.
Hugely spirited but undoubtedly family affairs, Kate’s concerts celebrate what makes Christmas so special and so much fun as she and her fellow musicians perform fabulous songs brimful of the goodwill and spirituality of the season and in doing so put smiles on faces and joy in our hearts.