December 25, 2019 – 6:59 am


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Leeds 2019 [no label, 1CD]

Kate Rusby’s Yorkshire Christmas. Victoria Hall (Town Hall), Leeds; December 13, 2019. Broadcast on December 21, 2019; Music Planet, BBC Radio 3 FM.

Kate Rusby performs festive Yorkshire songs and carols in a concert from Victoria Hall in Leeds, introduced by Kathryn Tickell. For two hundred years, Yorkshire has had its very own Christmas carol tradition, centred on village pubs, and with its own versions of well-known carols, some of which were frowned upon by the church in Victorian times as ‘too happy’. Kate Rusby grew up in this tradition, and has been sharing it for the past fifteen years with audiences across the UK in her annual Christmas tours.

For this concert she is joined by her husband Damien O’Kane on guitar, Steven Byrnes on bouzouki, Nick Cooke playing diatonic accordion, and Duncan Lyall on double bass and Moog, together with the Brass Boys quintet.

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Thanks to kayjaybee for sharing the show at Dime.

kayjaybee noted:

Any waffle, banter or intro lasting longer than 30 seconds is tracked separately. In truth, from past experience, Kate can usually talk for a goodly percentage of her shows. I don’t know for certain but suspect much editing was applied to this broadcast as in-between song banter is very short especially in the second part. I usually loathe shows at Leeds Town Hall which has all the acoustics of an old phone box but IMO the Beeb did very well with this show.

Pictures posted at leedstownhall.co.uk.

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Track 01. Introduction 1:36
Track 02. Hark Hark 3:59
Track 03. Kate Chat & Song Intro 1:22
Track 04. Sweet Chiming Bells 4:40
Track 05. Kate Chat & Song Intro 0:41
Track 06. Here We Come A-Wassailing 3:36
Track 07. Kate Chat & Song Intro 0:39
Track 08. Sunny Bank 3:52
Track 09. Kate Chat & Song Intro 0:40
Track 10. Bleak Mid-Winter (Yorkshire) 5:14
Track 11. Kathryn Tickell Chat to Kate 4:03
Track 12. Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo 4:53
Track 13. Deck The Halls 3:49
Track 14. Salute The Morn 4:07
Track 15. Hail Chime On 4:55
Track 16. Kate Chat & Song Intro 2:09
Track 17. Yorkshire Merry Christmas 3:58
Track 18. Kathryn Tickell Chat, Band Intros & Chat 0:50
Track 19. Sweet Bells 4:22
60 mins

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  1. 12 Responses to “KATE RUSBY - LEEDS, CHRISTMAS 2019”

  2. Rumor has it this is a lady who prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on Dec 25, 2019

  3. Now this is what I needed ! Thanks Big O a special set from the peerless Yorkshire lass, Kate Rusby (and the equally staggering Kathryn Tickell)It wouldn’t really be that time of the year without that crystal voice

    Seasons best to you and yours and here’s wishing you a peaceful New Year

    By swappers on Dec 25, 2019

  4. Rumor has it her husband the guitar player gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Dec 25, 2019

  5. A satisfied lady

    By U L E on Dec 25, 2019

  6. Christmas is not the happiest day for all the jew filth out there . . Epstein is dead ‘ Weinstein is disgraced and Bernie Madoff is in prison.

    By HHH on Dec 25, 2019

  7. sad indeed …trump is none of the above

    By jesus the king of the jews on Dec 26, 2019

  8. I’m horrified to see some low life contributors on here critiscising our Jewish friends, Also bringing smut to Kate Rusby’s concert review.

    Not sure how you can get rid of these low life.


    By David Broome on Dec 27, 2019

  9. How is saying a lady likes big scholongs smut ? All ladies dream of having a Milty (Uncle)

    By C Tony on Dec 27, 2019

  10. Apparently she has one Lucky gal i guess.

    By C Tony on Dec 27, 2019

  11. Not a big fan of most modern music, but this is exceptional.proving some good music exists today.its just harder to find,

    By Bill on Dec 27, 2019

  12. This ladys voice reminds me of Sandy Denny with a little Marianne Faithful thrown in.

    By Bill on Dec 27, 2019

  13. Some Neko Case shows would be most appreciated ,another throwback to the great seventies singer/songwriter era

    By Bill on Dec 27, 2019

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