"I try to make sure that's what Christmas is like in our house with my daughters. In fact, in 2015 my mum and dad did up a dolls house that they made nearly 40 years ago for me and my older sister, Emma. They had kept it all those years and secretly worked on it and it appeared on Christmas Day! Oh, my word, I wept when I saw it, so beautiful and precious, We've never been about diamonds and jewels as family heirlooms, more like grandad's old leather pit belt and a homemade dolls house. The best way to be."
"A few years ago, I finally got it together to take some of the carols around the country showing them off to places less fortunate than South Yorkshire, to share them and to teach them to others. Here we are, years later… It gives me so much pleasure to re-visit a town, miles away from home and for the audience to remember a carol from the last time we visited and begin singing away at the top of their voices with the wild, wild abandon only found at Christmas. I love it."
Fans agree that there is no better way to kick-start the festive season than to attend a Kate Rusby Christmas concert!
Kate Rusby's December 2021 UK tour dates:
Dec 12: Harrogate Royal Hall;
Dec 14: Bradford St George's Hall;
Dec 15: Sheffield City Hall;
Dec 16: Forum Theatre, Malvern;
Dec 17: Sage, Gateshead;
Dec 19: Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham;
Dec 20: York Barbican;
Dec 21: Jolly Holly Wrap Livestream.