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A Kate Rusby Christmas Concert perpetuates the tradition of Yorkshire carols, Specific carols sung in the crowded pubs of South Yorkshire. Kate sat in the corner of those crowded pubs as a child, so the songs she brings to these shows are in her bones. For over two hundred years, from late-November to New Year’s Day, North Derbyshire and South Yorkshire communities would congregate on Sunday lunchtimes, in their local public house, to belt out their own versions of familiar carols, carols that were often frowned upon by the church in Victorian times as ‘too happy’.
Kate’s band of musicians this December will comprise of:
Damien O’Kane on guitar, electric tenor guitar and banjo
Steven Byrnes on bouzouki and guitar
Nick Cooke on diatonic accordion
Duncan Lyall on double bass and moog
Not forgetting, the fabulous Brass Boys!