Talk:Kate Rusby

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UK chart entries[edit] does not indicate any solo chart entries in the UK for Kate Rusby, neither singles nor albums -- 21:18, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

I've done some initial digging and, except for the entry with Rownan Keating, I can't find trace of Kate in the UK charts. So for now I'm going to paste the discography information with 'chart' places into here and take out the chart references on the main article page. Madmedea 11:06, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

As the albums were released on independent labels, its possible that the chart positions may refer to the Indie Charts Keithmall 15:03, 10 February 2007 (UTC)



  • Live from Leeds (2004) #61 UK


  • Cowsong (1999) #9 UK
  • Withered and Died (2001) #18 UK
  • Underneath the Stars (2003) #10 UK
  • All Over Again (2006) Duet with Ronan Keating #6 UK

John McCusker[edit]

Is there any indication that John is not part of the band anymore (on Kate's website he is still listed as part of the band) and that he is done with producing her albums and that there will be someone else producing any upcoming ones? --VeronikaMM 18:03, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

I saw her live recently and he was still playing in the band, although Rusby's lastest album (Awkward Annie) she produced herself. Hope that helps. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:34, 12 March 2008 (UTC)


It's a little bit naughty for anonymous user "" to ask for notability, but just in case he or she is actually somebody worth heeding, I have added the quotes from the Guardian and the BBC. BBC and Guardian. Ogg 08:54, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Biography needs improvement[edit]

Somewhere in the development of the article, the chronology of Rusby's career is lost or at the very least becomes confusing. Based on NME and Allmusic, as well as the article's discography, the timeline runs like this:

  • First performance at 15 at the Holmfirth Festival where she meets other young artists, including Kathryn Roberts
  • Early collaboration in duo with Kathryn Roberts
  • Duo's brief collaboration with Equation
  • Joins The Poozies as lead vocalist
  • Simultaneous with The Poozies, her solo career takes off

Other than pinning down the specifics in breaking away from The Poozies, this isn't that complicated, so the Career section should simply trace the progression rather than jump around. I'll do what I can to revise this section accordingly. The NME and Allmusic citations I used in the Discography should help others with the basic details. Meanwhile, additional sources would help considerably in filling in detail and assuring verifiability. In addition, the lead could be improved by summarizing who she is and what she's done, rather than dwelling on fansite-like puffery, sourced or not. Allreet (talk) 18:50, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

I agree, and some indication of her progressively increasing success over successive albums would be useful. Murkeychris (talk) 04:52, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

I think the references to her origins and/or place of birth is expressed confusingly. At the opening, and in the the background information box, it says she is from Penistone, South Yorkshire (a small market town in South Yorkshire close to Barnsley) but then under "Career" it says "Rusby was born into a family of musicians in 1973 in Sheffield, England." To add to the confusion it then goes on to talk about a "Fellow-Barnsley folk singer". Maybe "fellow South Yorkshire folk singer" would be more accurate. At any rate, I'll take out the "in Sheffield" (birthplace is not relevant to career anyway), assuming it is a mistake. If it turns out to be true after all, the "origin" references would need changing. --Northtowner (talk) 13:31, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

I have restored the born in Sheffield as this is given in the GRO Index for births (see this if you have a subscription or your library has a subscription). The origin field in infobox is not necessarily the place of birth but often the place where the person in associated with. To quote the infobox documentation "The city from which the singer or group originated (that is, the city where the group was founded; or the city where individual performers started their career, should it not match the location of their birth). If the city is not known, specify at least the country." Keith D (talk) 20:05, 9 January 2012 (UTC)


Is there a reason the articles footnotes are numbered from 2, with 1 being a dead link to an article, judging from the headline, discussing the reliability of wikipedia? I don't have time this morning to fix it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:06, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Actually, footnote 1 is attached to her date of birth, in the summary column. However, it's definitely a broken link. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:23, 26 July 2011 (UTC)
I have added an archived version of the page so you can now get to the link. Keith D (talk) 22:24, 26 July 2011 (UTC)