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Name: Kate Rusby  
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Date of Birth: 1st December 1973
Place of Birth: Oxspring
Profession: Singer
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Kate Rusby.

Kate Rusby (born 1 December 1973) is a folk singer and songwriter from Barnsley, England. She has headlined various United Kingdom national folk festivals, and is regarded as one of the most famous English folk singers of contemporary times.


Kate Rusby was born into a family of musicians. After learning to play the guitar 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. In 1997, with the help of her family, she recorded and released her first solo album, Hourglass. Since then she has gone on to receive noted acclaim in her home country and abroad, and her family continues to help her with all aspects of her professional career as a musician.

The Scottish fiddler John McCusker (formerly of the Battlefield Band) produces Kate's recordings and plays in her band. Kate and John have been married since August 2001 and live in Yorkshire.

Kate was also a member of the folk group, The Equation, later to be replaced by Cara Dillon.


In 1999 she was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. She is the recipient of three BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards: in 2000 she won Folk Singer of the Year and Best Album (for Sleepless); in 2002 she was awarded Best Original Song (for Lullabye).



  • Kate Rusby & Kathryn Roberts (1995)
  • Hourglass (1997)
  • Infinite Blue (with The Poozies, 1999)
  • Sleepless (1999)
  • Little Lights (2001)
  • Ten (2002)
  • Heartlands (movie soundtrack, 2003)
  • Underneath The Stars (2003)
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Fly (2005)


  • Cowsong (1999)
  • Withered and Died (2001)

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