Join Kate Rusby when she returns to Liverpool Philharmonic for her hugely popular Christmas tour.
Holly Head, Kate's brand new album, is one of the warmest Christmas albums you’ll ever encounter. Winter is supposed to be the season of barrenness, of Jack Frost nipping at your nose and of needing your big coat. It may get dark at four o’clock and you may become cynically sick of Slade, John Rutter albums and Merry, Merry Christmas by New Kids On The Block by the second week in December, but Holly Head will illuminate and kindle hearts and hearths. It’s the Christmas album you’ll still be compelled to play, guilt-free, at significant volume.
Kate’s Christmas concerts perpetuate the tradition of Yorkshire carols, which means that each show evokes the spirit of a crowded pub. Happiness, her humour and her storytelling are a feature, and each auditorium becomes her local pub or her front room, and audiences are her welcomed and well-cared-for guests.
'Kate Rusby remains Britain’s most popular female folk singer because she has mastered the art of Christmas songs'
The GuardianWith a career spanning 25 years in music, Kate Rusby is one of the finest interpreters of traditional folk songs and one of the most emotive original songwriters - melding old and new so you can barely see the join. She’s a Mercury-Prize nominee, and has won ‘Folk Singer of the Year’, ‘Best Live Act’, ‘Best Album’ and ‘Best Original Song’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Kate has released three albums of Yorkshire festive songs and carols and this year’s Christmas tour will feature tracks from all four festive collections.
This unmissable evening will celebrate what makes Christmas so special and fun as Kate 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.
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Damien O’Kane - acoustic guitars, electric guitars and banjo
Steven Byrnes - bouzouki and guitar
Nick Cooke - diatonic accordion
Duncan Lyall - double bass and Moog
Josh Clark - drums and percussion
Sat 14 , Tue 17 - Wed 18 , Fri 20 - Sun 22 December 2019 Various Times Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
It wouldn’t be December without our annual Spirit of Christmas concerts – they’re a Liverpool tradition. That means a glorious selection of Yuletide music, with classic carols and Christmas cheer from conductor Ian Tracey.