I have always loved the stories in the songs. From being a small girl, I have been fascinated with the characters and their lives, it’s like lots of mini films. Folk music is so very important because it’s music of the people, music of the common man. The raw emotion and sentiment comes through today even in songs written hundreds of years ago, the landscape may have changed and now we live in a world of technology, but nonetheless, we as humans still feel happiness, heart wrenching sadness, and all that goes in between. We will never change, so folk music will always be relevant. Not to mention it is our heritage so is precious for that reason alone.
For those of you that enjoyed that album you can now have a bit more by way a new EP recorded live at the BBC when Kate dropped by Salford’s BBC studios in November last year to record for Mark Radcliffe’s folk show. The EP features three tracks opening with the popular folk ballad ‘The Outlandish Knight‘. She also sings The Night Visit , a song she learnt from her mother as well as the album title track which pertains to a paranormal presence she apparently discovered in her music room.
You can hear excerpts from each below:
Get it via iTunes here: The Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions: Kate Rusby
Kate Rusby also kicks off her latest tour at The Sage in Gateshead on 15th April. Full Tour details here