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Kate Rusby
Kate Rusby


Background information
Birth name Kate Anna Rusby
Born December 4, 1973
Origin Penistone, South Yorkshire, England
Genre(s) Folk
Years active 1995—present
Associated acts Damien O'Kane
The Poozies
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Kate Anna Rusby (born 4 December 1973 in Sheffield, England), is an English folk singer and songwriter from Penistone, South Yorkshire. Sometimes known as The Barnsley Nightingale, she has headlined various British national folk festivals, and is regarded as one of the most famous English folk singers of contemporary times. In 2001 The Guardian described her as "a superstar of the British acoustic scene." In 2007 the BBC website described her as "The first lady of young folkies". She is one of the few folk singers to have been nominated for the Mercury Prize.


Albums
Make the Light (2010) Sweet Bells (2008) Awkward Annie (2007) The Girl Who Couldn't Fly (2005) Underneath The Stars (2003) Heartlands (2003) 10 (2003) Little Lights (2001) Sleepless (1999) Hourglass (1997)


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