The cold winter is behind us and we are fast approaching the Life in a Paper Boat May Tour. We're very excited to share special 25 Year anniversary treats and make wonderful memories in 2017. Still, it is significant that we acknowledge and thank you for your continual support, this time on Kate's YouTube channel! The channel recently surpassed a quarter of a million video views & 1,600 subscribers, which is phenomenal!! 🙂 As a small thank you, Kate has compiled a small playlist with her favourite YouTube videos and songs to share with you. The playlist will be updated throughout the upcoming months, Kate hopes you like her choices!! Visit and subscribe to Kate's official YouTube Channel if you haven't already viewed the visuals accompanying Life in a Paper Boat.
We know, 90s fashion is a debate in itself!! The fact Kate still owns the exact pair of yellow trousers featured on the cover of Folk Roots magazine proves how legendary they are. This edition of Folk Roots capped off a monumental year for Kate, as 1997 was the breakout year for her debut solo album Hourglass. The interview with Colin Irwin titled "Rusbymania" captured reader's attention from the get-go. It details the success prior to Hourglass and highlights the impact Kate & Kathryn Roberts made in folk with their collaborative album in 1995. Other memorable topics covered within the article are the inception of Pure Records and growing up in a folk world. Have a read of the interview below and relive the year 1997! Folk Roots 1997
Happy birthday Hourglass! 20 years ago Kate's debut solo album shipped to record stores across the world. So fast in fact, the album sold out in its first pressing within three weeks! The album served as Kate's introduction to songwriting with tracks Old Man Time & A Rose In April. Hourglass is an album that brought folk to listeners far and wide, and here's the interview from The Living Tradition Magazine dated May/ June 1997! Hourglass Magazine (Be sure to tweet us pictures of your Hourglass CDs or even Cassette Tapes!!?) @katerusby 🙂
2017 marks the special 25 year celebration for Kate's career, there are going to be plenty flashbacks from years gone by! Here begins the first of many... Below is Kate's first ever front cover feature in a music magazine! As you can see, dated March - May 1994, this issue of The Stirrings Magazine contains a brilliant interview with Kate & her good friend Kathryn Roberts. We've tried our best to capture the interview for you guys to have a read. Click the PDF below 🙂 K Stirrings 94_s
Happy New Year! 2017 is upon us and it's time for excitement to build as we enter the 25 year anniversary for Kate's career! 2016 was a brilliant year for Kate and Damien, foremost seeing the release of the album "Life in a Paper Boat". Kate's 14th album made waves on music charts, captivated audiences nationwide with multiple tours and saw Damien's production receive acclaim from numerous reviews. The festive season capped the year off with a worldwide Christmas concert livestream, engaging with fans across the globe for the first time! Not to mention a little cameo on the Stella Christmas Special and a brand new Christmas Songbook! We are eager to share 2017 with you all, as there are plenty of surprises set for this year. Keep a close eye here and on Kate's social media channels!
http://www.katerusby.com/christmaslive/ Click the link and watch the first ever Kate Rusby Livestream, filmed on December 20th from Sage Gateshead! This is a watch on demand service available until January 6th 2017. Tickets are £5. Share the hashtag #RusbyXmas on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram so Kate can see your comments! Spread the word and enjoy the show folks!
Date: 20th December 2016. Time: 7.30pm GMT. Price: £7 For the first time ever, we will livestream Kate's Christmas show to fans worldwide! Excitement is building as tickets are now on sale, so make sure you gather your friends and spread the word of this festive treat! All the need-to-know information can be found here, so for any other questions you may have please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. On December 20th, Kate is embarking on her 12th show of the tour at The Sage, Gateshead. For years, Kate's fans mention how spectacular the Christmas tour is and we believe this experience needs to be shared with everyone. This is the perfect opportunity to watch Kate Rusby at Christmas in the comfort of your own home on your smart TVs, laptops, phones, games consoles & tablets (basically anything with a good internet connection!!). Either have a cosy night in with mince pies and pop the kettle on, or invite your friends make some mulled wine, possibilities are endless! The link for tickets is here: http://katerusby.com/christmaslive/ If you have Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, make sure you engage with the tour and hashtag #RusbyXmas so Kate can see your lovely posts and comments. We are super eager to embrace the power of digital technology and give you a special treat this Christmas. A 'catch up' version will be available on demand through the same weblink anytime from the 23rd December to 6th January. This requires an alternative ticket priced at £5, available from the 23rd December and you can watch Kate & Co whenever you like throughout the festive season!
Season's Greetings Folks! We want to assure you we are working very hard in our dispatch room to fulfill your orders on a daily basis and will be doing so right up to and including Friday 23rd December. The office will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January, refreshed and ready for a new year. 2017 declares a special 25 year anniversary for Kate's career & we cannot wait to reveal all the secrets we have planned!
Ho Ho Ho, Christmas has come early! The December newsletter has been delivered to fans across the globe and what a reception is has received already! If you haven't subscribed you can easily sign-up in the box to the right of the screen. 🙂 Here is the link to the December newsletter if you fancy reading through: https://t.co/wr2jCeehbX Below are some key highlights:
- A Live Stream of Kate Rusby at Christmas, 20/12/16 7.30pm (U.K Time). The concert will be filmed at The Sage, Gateshead & streamed live wherever you are worldwide. This is a great opportunity to join Kate & Co for a festive concert in the comfort of your own home. Ticket information, pricing & updates will follow very very soon.
- 'Songbook 3 - Christmas' has just been released. It has been kept a secret for a while now but we are pleased with the wonderful design & thrilled to share Kate's Christmas tunes in this brand new Songbook.
- New t-shirts for the tour are now available online. Be sure to wear your shirt & share on social media with the hashtag #RusbyXmas so Kate can see!!
- New spring tour dates have been announced, have a nosey if you are thinking ahead of Christmas 🙂
After 14 autumn dates, travelling far and wide across the U.K and Ireland, Kate Rusby's Album Launch Tour for Life in a Paper Boat has drawn to an end... unfortunately!! Kate, Damien, the band and tour crew have had a fantastic time promoting the album with magnificent live shows, proving after nearly 25 years on the road, Kate is still touching the hearts of so many with her music. We want to give a massive thank you to everyone who attended the shows, for supporting Life in a Paper Boat and giving Kate a warm welcome in every venue she performed. Whether it was by singing along, buying Big Brave Bill mugs or sending messages online, it is all appreciated! Meanwhile, preparations are well underway for the upcoming Christmas Tour! Of course, by now it is a Christmas tradition to come along and sing festive carols with Kate. But for anyone who hasn't seen Kate at Christmas time, this year is definitely a good time to start! With 13 dates spread throughout December, be sure to get your tickets before they dash away. All the information can be viewed by clicking here! To pass the time 'till then, Kate and Damien made a little video whilst on tour. Here's an acoustic version of As I Roved Out from Kate's debut album Hourglass.