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Folk singer Kate Rusby to perform at UCH this October 31

The acclaimed folk singer, Kate Rusby will be performing at the University Concert Hall in Limerick this Monday, October 31 at 8pm.

The performance comes as part of her album launch tour where Kate will be showcasing multiple songs from her forthcoming album, “Life in a Paper Boat” but also performing some much-loved classics from her back catalogue stretching over two decades.

The Yorkshire native is due to release her fourteenth studio album, “Life in a Paper Boat” this October 7.

The twelve track album is produced by the singer’s husband, Damien O’Kane and will include six of Kates original songs.


Kates talented band providing instrumentals for her astonishing voice include Damien O’Kane (acoustic and electric guitars) Duncan Lyall on double bass, Nick Cooke (diatonic accordion), Steven Byrnes (bouzouki & tenor guitar), Steven Iveson (electric guitar) and Josh Clark (percussion).

Her team also includes a string selection which compromises Donald Grant and Magnus Johnston on fiddle, Triona Milneon viola and Laura Anstee on cello.

“Damien had more time in the production seat for this album. We wanted to experiment much more with sounds and effects, especially those that can be recreated on stage. He is quite the master of it these days -we were both really excited about where it would lead and both love the end result.” expresses Kate.

The album opens with the bright, breezy Benjamin Bowmaneer, a quirky song said to have been inspired by the Hundred Years War, about a tailor moved to fight for England with a horse made from board and a bridle from scissor parts.

Each track in the album delivers a unique sound from a track appreciating Yorkshire Tea, one of Kates true loves, to the track “Hunter’s Moon” a soaringly beautiful, solar tale of the moons unrequited love for the sun as they move around the celestial world, destined never to meet.

Kate has previously been nominated for a Mercury Prize. She has claimed the titles of Folk Singer of the Year, Best Live Act, Best Album and Best Original Song winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Kate’s performance is one not to be missed and the tickets can be purchased from here.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.