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Rusby was born into a family of musicians in 1973 in Penistone, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. [4] [5] After learning to play the guitar, the fiddle 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. 1995 saw the release of her breakthrough album, Kate Rusby & Kathryn Roberts, a collaboration with her friend and fellow Barnsley folk singer Kathryn Roberts. In 1997, with the help of her family, Rusby recorded and released her first solo album, Hourglass. Since then she has gone on to receive acclaim in her home country and abroad and her family continues to help her with all aspects of her professional career. saw the release of Sweet Bells, an album of traditional Christmas songs interpreted by Rusby. She has since released three more Christmas albums: While Mortals Sleep (2011), The Frost Is All Over (2015), Angels & Men (2017), and Holly Head (2019). Each December, Rusby embarks on a popular Christmas tour across the United Kingdom. Damien O'Kane: 'I knew Kate's music way before I knew her ... I love the passion in her vocals' ". Belfast Telegraph . Retrieved 26 July 2020. A collaboration with Ronan Keating saw Rusby riding high in the UK Singles Chart; their duet "All Over Again" peaked at No. 6 in June 2006. She also made a vocal contribution to the successful debut solo album of Roddy Woomble, the lead singer of Idlewild. In the same year her cover of The Kinks' " The Village Green Preservation Society" was used as the theme tune to the BBC One television sitcom Jam & Jerusalem. Rusby wrote several new songs for the series, and was credited as being responsible for the show's music.

Wilson, Sue; "Lost love and other heartbreaks" [ dead link] Independent.co.uk, 18 June 2001 (Retrieved: 19 July 2009) Denselow, Robin; "Kate Rusby – Queen Elizabeth Hall, London" Guardian.co.uk, 28 June 2001 (Retrieved: 19 July 2009) Rusby was also a member of the folk group Equation, later to be replaced by Cara Dillon. The early line-up also featured Rusby's erstwhile performing partner Kathryn Roberts and Mercury-nominated artist Seth Lakeman, and his brother, Sean Lakeman. Their first EP, In Session, had a small commercial release and led to them signing a major record deal with WEA. In 2010, Rusby released the album Make the Light, a collection of self-penned songs. In 2014, she released the album Ghost, which featured traditional songs and three Rusby originals. Rusby's fourteenth solo album, Life in a Paper Boat, was released in 2016 with a fourth Christmas album Angels and Men, the following year. In May 2019, Rusby released another album entitled Philosophers, Poets & Kings, her 5th Christmas album followed 6 months later.Kate Rusby New Album '20' featuring Paul Weller and a host of Folk Giants". Folk Radio UK. 11 September 2012 . Retrieved 18 September 2012. Sir Bob Geldof to be honoured by Gold Badge Awards – M Magazine". M-magazine.co.uk. 10 September 2014 . Retrieved 5 December 2019. Chilton, Martin (19 November 201). "Kate Rusby: Make The Light, review" . Retrieved 26 July 2020– via www.telegraph.co.uk.

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