Of all the stars in folk music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Kate Rusby. A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel.
Forever proud to call herself a folk singer, Kate’s beautiful, expressive vocals never fail to connect the emotional heart of a song to that of her audience. Inhabiting a lyric with unforced conviction – no matter how old or how modern – she has that extraordinary ability to transport her audience, and make each tune live vividly within their imagination.
As ever, she will be joined on stage by the cream of British folk musicians who form her select band, to perform beloved classics from Kate’s back catalogue stretching over her two decades of music-making, together with a selection of fresh new songs from her new album.
Kate’s unique voice and warm Yorkshire wit ensure that audiences will be treated to a truly remarkable and unforgettable concert experience.
Supporting Kate Rusby is Midnight Skyracer
IBMA Momentum Award nominated bluegrass band, Midnight Skyracer have been tearing up the UK bluegrass and folk scene since their inception less than two years ago. Their all star lineup and exciting live performances have sent them racing skywards at an astounding pace right from the start, with Leanne Thorose’s powerhouse vocals and driving mandolin; Tabitha Agnew’s sweet voice and virtuosic banjo playing; Eleanor Wilkie’s rock solid bass grooves; Laura Carrivick’s flair, being equally adept on both fiddle and dobro; and twin sister Charlotte’s agility on the guitar, with both sisters filling in the vocal harmonies.
This event is part of Manchester Folk Festival – an urban folk festival. It takes place from 16-20 October 2019, in and around HOME and the city centre. Over the autumn weekend, they present an exhilarating range of events, with the spotlight on contemporary and traditional English folk music.