Cork Folk Festival Presents
Kate Rusby in Concert
Sunday 7th October 8pm
Cork Opera House
Telephone +353 21 4270022
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. The crossover appeal Kate enjoys is unprecedented for a folk singer and has been achieved without resort to compromise.
As early as 1999, aged just 26, Kate was named as one of the Top Ten Folk Voices of the Century. Everything she has done since has confirmed the foresight of those who bestowed that honour. From being a nominee for 1999’s Mercury prize – almost unheard of for a folk singer both then and now – for her stunningly assured second solo album, Sleepless, to 2016’s enthralling Life In A Paper Boat, Kate has stayed true to her folk and acoustic roots.
2016Freeman of the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley
2014 BASCA Gold Badge Award
2006 AoC Gold Awards
2006 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – Best Live Act