Kate Rusby

Song of the Day (Revisited): A Ricky Gervais/After Life boost for Kate Rusby's beautiful Who Will Sing Me Lullabies?

Jan 2022 update: a few months ago, I republished this item with mention of the Monday morning blues that had sent me to YouTube for one of my regular Kate Rusby fixes. I have been championing her music for around... Read more →


I Dreamed a Stream/I Streamed a Dream. Kate Rusby's new lockdown antidote

Christmas 2021: out of the blue, a lot of visitors started to appear here from the Kate Rusby fans’ group at Facebook. It turned out that my mention of this piece had finally been published many months after being submitted.... Read more →


Cover Story: (15) The Queen and the Soldier. Suzanne Vega or Kathryn Roberts and Kate Rusby

June 2021 update: back in 2017, when I first published this quick look at the outstanding Suzanne Vega song, The Queen and the Soldier, I promised to add details of the arrangement used by Kate Rusby and Kathryn Roberts for... Read more →


Cover Story: (3) Our Town. Iris DeMent or Kate Rusby, American Midwest or South Yorkshire

May 2021 update: this was only the third instalment of our Cover Story series, one now stretching to around 70. At the time, I was wondering aloud whether the place Iris DeMent had in mind when writing and singing about... Read more →


Cover Story: (61) Underneath the Stars. Kate Rusby, Voces8 or Western Illinois University Singers

Choirs can work wonders with songs created for other settings. In St Bride's, just off Fleet Street in London and commonly known as the journalists' church, I have attended several moving memorial services for former colleagues. And I remember in... Read more →