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CD: Kate Rusby - While Mortals Sleep | reviews, news & interviews

CD: Kate Rusby - While Mortals Sleep

CD: Kate Rusby - While Mortals Sleep

'Barnsley Nightingale' recasts carols as attractive, if slightly serious, folk songs

Kate Rusby's Xmas: serious reflection

Christmas albums are often a time to forget about the other 11 months of the year and get stuck into some festive silliness. Not for Kate Rusby. On this, her second volume of carols inspired by the South Yorkshire tradition, she’s still doggedly plying her trade, recasting some well-known and other unfamiliar Christmas melodies as simple hearth-side folk songs. The result may not be the sort of thing Jim Royle would open presents to, but it’s sure Christmassy in a soft, poignant and delicately beautiful way.

Christmassy in a soft, poignant and delicately beautiful way


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The acoustics are amazing in this video. Compliments her voice so much.

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