Kate Rusby (born 1973)

English vocalist singing traditional and contemporary songs. Born in Yorkshire.

(Kate Rusby has also recorded with Poozies, Battlefield Band and as a duo with Kathryn Roberts)
(Kate has recorded as a duo with John McCusker)
(Kate and John McCusker have recorded with Cathie Ryan)
(Kate was married to John McCusker)
(Kate and John issue their albums on their own label - Pure Records)


Title.year.Label. no.
Hourglass1997Pure Records PRCD02
Cowsong1998 Pure RecordsPRCD04 
Sleepless1999Pure Records PRCD06
Little Lights2001Pure Records PRCD07
102002Pure Records PRCD10
Underneath The Stars2003Pure Records PRCD12
The Girl Who Couldn't Fly2005Pure Records PRCD017
Awkward Annie2007 Pure RecordsPRCD23
Sweet Bells (*)2008 Pure RecordsPRCD33
Make The Light2010 Pure Records 

(*) Reissued in 2009 with different cover art.

Collaboration - Kate Rusby and John McCusker.

Title.year.Label. no,
Heartlands2003Pure RecordsPRCD11

Collaboration - Kate Rusby and Kathryn Roberts.

Kate Rusby and Kathryn Roberts1995PurePRCD01

Collaboration - Dominic Muldowney, John Tams, Kate Rusby et al.

Over the Hills and Far Away (*)1996PurePRCD01

(* Tie-in for TV series "Sharpe").

Best Albums(*).

Hourglass 1997
Underneath the Stars 2003
Little Lights 2001
Sweet Bells 2008

(*) Based on critical opinion.

Anthology - Altan, Kate Rusby, Beth Orton, Martin Simpson, Eliza Carthy, Joan Baez et al.

Album title. year Label. Number.
Cool as Folk: Cambridge Folk Festival (live)2007 Gott Discs?

Anthology - John Renbourn, Anne Briggs, Martin Simpson, Shirley and Dolly Collins, Ewan MacColl, Kate Rusby, Andrew Cronshaw, Mr Fox, Waterson Carthy et al.

The Beginners Guide to English Folk (3 CDs) 2009NascenteNASBOX040 

Session recordings

Billy Connolly's Musical Tour of New Zealand (*)2004Pure RecordsPRCD016
Willy Russell: Hoovering The Moon (**) 2003Pure Records PRCD24

(*) with John McCusker and Michael McGoldrick.
(**) with Andy Roberts, Tim Firth, John McCusker, Barbara Dickson, Andy Cutting and Lareto Murray  


Who Knows where The Time Goes?/ Elfin Knight 2008 Pure Records?

Hit albums.

Title.year.highest position.
Little Lights 200175
The Girl Who Couldn't Fly200545
Awkward Annie2007 32
Sweet Bells2008 91


Live at Leeds2004 

Popular downloads.

No Names
Awkward Annie
Underneath the Stars
You Belong to Me
Bitter Boy
The Village Green Preservation Society
The Cobbler's Daughter
The Wild Goose

Last updated on 25/11/2010