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About Seán

Seán Twomey has been running the Kate Bush News & Information site since January 1998.

Before the Dawn stage designer Dick Bird talks about working with Kate

In a new interview to promote his work on Scottish Opera’s The Mikado in the Forres Gazette, Kate’s stage designer for her Before the Dawn shows, Dick Bird, talks about working with her. From the article: International stage designer Dick Bird … Continue reading

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RIP Prince (1958–2016)

Update 22/4/16: Kate has posted a lovely message on her official site about Prince. A message for Prince from Kate… I am so sad and shocked to hear the tragic news about Prince. He was the most incredibly talented artist. … Continue reading

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Kate’s version of Mná na hÉireann featured in RTE’s “Centenary” performance

An excerpt from Kate’s version of Seán O’Riada’s Mná na hÉireann was featured in the ecstatically reviewed centrepiece of RTE’s Easter Rising 1916 commemorations: “Centenary”. As well as garnering a huge Irish TV audience, the entire production has been made available … Continue reading

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In Memorium – Deborah Priestley

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Kate signs open letter to David Cameron to help refugees in Calais

Kate, along with dozens of well-known people, has signed an open letter to UK Prime Minister David Cameron asking for a delay to the demolition of the Calais ‘Jungle’ to protect the children there. Those signing the petition include some … Continue reading

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KT Bush Band reforms with two original members – Brian Bath and Vic King!

This news has left us with a warm, nostalgic feeling! Two of the original members of the KT Bush Band are returning to the stage with a new band re-creating Kate’s very earliest performances in pubs and clubs in 1977, … Continue reading

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Melbourne, Australia to attempt world’s largest ever gathering of “Kate Bushes”!

On July 16th, Melbourne Australia will attempt the world’s largest ever gathering of “Kate Bushes”, attempting to beat Brighton’s 300+ strong spectacular in 2013. Wuthering Heights will be recreated and the costume is red dress / red stockings, black belt. As … Continue reading

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RIP Jimmy Bain – bass player on The Dreaming album

We were saddened to hear this week of the passing of 68-year old Scottish bassist Jimmy Bain, who plays bass guitar on the songs Sat In Your Lap, Leave It Open, and Get Out Of My House from Kate’s 1982 album … Continue reading

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Kate remembers the “beautiful soul”, David Bowie, in today’s Observer

Kate has written a tribute to David Bowie, along with a host of other notable fans and friends, in today’s edition of The Observer newspaper. Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Carlos Alomar, Gail Ann Dorsey, Julien Temple, Sadie Coles, Edwyn Collins, … Continue reading

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RIP David Bowie 1947 – 2016

We know that so many of you are saddened and shocked, like us, today. We’ll have more thoughts on the irreplaceable David Bowie, a profound inspiration to Kate, in a later update. As we said on our Facebook posting, we … Continue reading

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Final weeks for pre-order offer on Guido Harari photo book “The Kate Inside”

It’s fair to say fans are getting quite excited about this upcoming book from Guido Harari, The Kate Inside, if the comments on the project’s Facebook page are anything to go by. First up for this project is the end-of-January … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas! Kate sends a message to fans

Kate has added a short Christmas message to her site today along with a festive twist on her tour programme cover imagery! Wishing you all a fantastic Christmas and a terrific New Year for 2016 from Peter, Krys, Dave and … Continue reading

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Collecting Kate Bush – three essential fan sites to check out

NOTE: This Christmas I have decided to donate proceeds from the sale of a copy of Lake Tahoe on vinyl and a few other KB items to Oxfam, and I intend to do the same in the new year with other … Continue reading

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Kate’s songs added as set works for UK’s A-level music students from 2016!

Kate you’re finally being taught in school! Works by Kate have been added to the UK’s A-Level Music syllabus for schools after a drive to include female composers! Kate is included from 2016 in the popular music and jazz set … Continue reading

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Del Palmer talks about his music on Raiders FM

Our own Del Palmer took part in a radio interview yesterday with Raiders FM, and refreshingly, had a chance to discuss his own work for once (sorry, Kate!). You can listen to DJ Chris Hunter talking to Del in the Youtube … Continue reading

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