Folk legend Kate Rusby closes Hebden Bridge Arts Festival next month and we have pair of tickets for that gig, plus a signed CD to give away.
Kate plays Hebden Bridge Picture House on Sunday July 3 promising a selection of the best known tunes from her 14 albums, and some new numbers.
She made her name with a critically acclaimed debut album Hourglass and even managed a shock top 10 hit with Boyzone’s Ronan Keating on All Over Again.
Since then a performer described a ‘superstar of the British acoustic scene’ has created a series of best-selling albums fusing her traditional Yorkshire folk roots with influences from more contemporary genres.
In 1999 her album Sleepless was the folk nominee in the Mercury Music Prize and although it didn’t win that gong her peers voted it Best Album at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Rusby is also a captivating live act combining her beautiful voice with down to earth onstage quips that won her Best Live act at the 2006 folk awards.
lTo be in with a chance of winning the tickets and the signed CD all you have to do is tell us which Yorkshire town Kate Rusby is from?
Three lucky runners up will also win a signed CD.
Entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org marked Rusby competition by 12 noon on Friday June 17. Please include a daytime phone number.
The winner will be informed immediately.
Usual Johnston Press rules apply.
lMore from the festival. Comedy institution Arthur Smith plays the Picture House on Friday July 1 - watch out for a competition to win a pair of tickets to see him in next week’s paper
Over at the Trades Club cult pop stars St Etienne play the opening night (June 24) followed by jazz chanteuse Sarah Jane Morris on June 26, Teenage Kicks featuring the cream of local young bands perform on Wednesday June 29, top DJ James Lavelle (July 1) and Craig Charles funking up the club on Saturday July 2.
The festival continues to offer local young people an outlet for their creativity with a showcase of work from Calderdale college students, budding thespians show off their talents in Calderdale Young Shorts on June 30 and for younger children award winning theatre company tutti frutti bring Wild! to the Little Theatre on July 3.
Yorkshire Festival is sending four of its acts celebrating the county’s diversity
More details www.hebdenbridgeartsfestival.co.uk