Folk singer Kate returns to Northampton venue

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Yorkshire folk singer, Kate Rusby, returns to Royal & Derngate in Northampton next weekend.

One of the UK’s most-lauded folk musicians, Rusby released her latest album, Ghost, at the end of last year.

During her career, the singer has won numerous BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and collaborated with acts including Ronan Keating and Roddy Woomble.

In 1999 she was nominated for a Mercury Prize for her album, Sleepless, and had her cover of The Kinks’ The Village Green Preservation Society used as the theme tune to BBC show, Jam & Jerusalem.

On this tour, she will be joined by the cream of British folk musicians who form her band. Rusby returns to the Derngate stage on Saturday, April 18 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £22 before fees.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story is at the theatre tonight (Thursday). Led by Dean Elliott, it tells the story of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel from their humble beginnings as rock and roll duo, through their success, dramatic break-up and finishes with a recreation of the 1981 Central Park reformation concert.

Using a huge projection screen, the show features 1960s’ photos and film footage while a full live band perform all their hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water and Homeward Bound.

Doors open at 7.30pm, ticket cost from £19.50 before fees.

Tenor Russell Watson headlines the venue tomorrow night (Friday).

Watson is one of the world’s most prominent tenors and has sold more than seven million albums worldwide.

His first album offering, The Voice, held simultaneous number one slots in the UK and the USA and spent a record-breaking 52 weeks at number one in the UK.

Watson is the UK’s best-selling classical artist and has won four Classical BRITS.

Doors open at 7.30pm, tickets cost from £31 to £46 before fees. To book tickets for all shows, call 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk