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Famously down to earth, for over twenty years Kate’s engaging personality and sharp Yorkshire wit have further endeared her to concert goers everywhere.
And it is in her special Christmas concerts that all these elements combine to exquisite effect when performing a selection of traditional Yorkshire Carols and Christmas songs together with her intuitive band and a sublime brass quintet.
After fifteen years of enchanting audiences up and down the land, Kate’s Christmas tour – captured on her 2013 Live At Christmas concert DVD – has for many, become as much a part of the festivities as Christmas pudding itself! Warm and inviting, spicy and sparkly she and her marvellous band – joined as ever by a sublime brass quintet – embody the sounds and joyous spirit of the best Christmases ever!
Kate’s band of merry musicians (including the fabulous brass quintet) this December will comprise of;
Damien O’Kane guitar, tenor guitar and banjo
Steven Byrnes bouzouki, guitar and tenor guitar
Nick Cooke diatonic accordion
Duncan Lyall double bass
Josh Clark percussion
The key word here is, of course, ‘joy’. For, with her Christmas concerts, Kate is embracing and sharing a local South Yorkshire tradition of which she’s been a part ever since she was a child. For over two hundred years from late November to New Year’s Day on Sunday lunchtimes the good folk of South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire have flocked to their local public houses to sing their own, unique variations of familiar carols that, as Kate says, ‘were kicked out of churches during the Victorian era for being too happy!’ (And we might add too exuberant!)
This festive tour will feature tracks from Kate’s 2017 Christmas album Angels and Men, celebrating this marvellous Yorkshire-inspired tradition.
Of course Kate has a treasure trove of Christmas songs and carols to delight the audience drawn from her four festive albums; Sweet Bells, While Mortals Sleep, The Frost is All Over and her most recent album Angels and Men.