KATE Rusby is one of folk music's glittering stars.

Her career has spanned more than 25 years and she's up there with the finest interpreters of traditional folk songs and one of the UK's most emotive original songwriters. Kate's beautiful, expressive vocals never fail to connect the emotional heart of a song to that of her audience and her wondrous singing and hugely engaging Yorkshire wit and the intuitive support of her band ensure that audiences will be treated to a terrific concert experience.

Kate will be back at Ulverston's Coronation Hall on Wednesday, October 9, as part of her tour promoting her popular new album Philosophers, Poets and Kings, and she says that the Lake District is a special place for her family: "We all try to come up together at least once a year and have a week filled with the most amazing walks, food, beer and company. It's just such an amazingly beautiful part of the world. The concert at Ulverston is one that we love doing and we are so grateful to have the opportunity to come back again.”

Performing much-loved classics from her back catalogue and fresh songs from her new recording, Kate will be joined on the Coro stage by some of the cream of British folk musicians: Damien O’Kane on guitar, electric tenor guitar and banjo; Steven Byrnes on bouzouki; Nick Cooke on diatonic accordion and Duncan Lyall on double bass and Moog.

On the career front, Kate says she had no idea what to do when she grew up: "I always think the music career chose me, not the other way round. We had been taught songs and had been singing since we could talk. Musical instruments were all over our house and my parents played a lot but it never dawned on me to make it a career. A family friend was involved with a festival and heard me singing and playing. She asked me to do a little spot at the festival. I said yes but then thought what on earth did I agree to that for. I did the gig, but vowed I would never do it again 'cos I was so terrified. Someone from another festival came up at the end and asked if I would play at their festival. I said yes, and again I was thinking, shut up Kate stop agreeing to these things. It just went on like that and I looked back after a couple of years and thought, oh well I’ll give this a go for a bit and see where I end up. And here I am."

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