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About Seán

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

Kate to write poem as part of Brontë art installation in Yorkshire

Kate has agreed to contribute a piece of poetry, along with poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, the Scottish makar, or national poet, Jackie Kay and the novelist Jeanette Winterson in a summer project celebrating the Brontë sisters. All four have … Continue reading

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Kate Bush nights happening in Melbourne, Australia and Manchester, UK in June

Two events we’ve heard about happening in June this year. In Melbourne, Australia on 9th June, a Kate Bush event takes place at The Corner Hotel, Richmond: “Performed by: Routines, Ms45, Cynthia Gallie, Lack the Low, Lucy Dwyer, Lisa Crawley, Jules … Continue reading

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KT Bush Band gig and Rachel Sinnetta & Rubber Band tour updates

Vic King has been in touch to let me know that the KT Bush Band (which also features Brian Bath) play St James Church, Weybridge, Surrey on Saturday 14th April. All info and ticket links on their site here.  Also here … Continue reading

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Hello Earth featured in Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

A section of Kate’s Hello Earth (not sung by Kate) and an extended instrumental version of the song was played during today’s opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia. The famous Australian … Continue reading

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Baby Bushka from San Diego tour UK and Ireland, autumn 2018

As we’ve seen recently, the number of Kate Bush tribute acts actively doing shows is increasing, and more importantly, diversifying – each bringing their own take on Kate’s music to a live crowd. One of the only US based acts … Continue reading

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Legendary piper who famously worked with Kate, Liam O’Flynn, has died

We were very sad to hear that the legendary Irish uilleann piper, and founding member of Planxty, Liam O’Flynn, has died at the age of 72. He was regarded as a master piper and a global ambassador for traditional Irish … Continue reading

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Del Palmer to join The Kate Bush Song Book on tour in Ireland in October!

More exciting news from Del Palmer and the folks from the band Cloudbusting. Here’s the announcement from them: “Cloudbusting’s Mandy and Michael are soon to find out what it’s like touring the greatest music in the world around one of … Continue reading

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Del Palmer plays Kate Bush songs live for the first time in decades at 40th anniversary concert!

Some events just end up feeling quite historic, and this was one of them. Cloudbusting created a spectacular show in London on Saturday night. The entirety of The Kick Inside was performed in album sequence to mark the exact 40th … Continue reading

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The Kick Inside is 40 years old today! The story behind the iconic “kite” cover artwork

“…and then I find it out, when I take a good look up. There’s a hole in the sky, with a big eyeball, calling me….come up and be a kite, and fly a diamond night…” The Kick Inside, Kate’s stunning … Continue reading

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Australian radio broadcasts two-hour 40th Anniversary special on Kate!

Australian digital radio station, Double J, has today broadcast a 2-hour 40 Year special on Kate! Read much more on their site and listen to the programme stream, hosted by Gemma Pike, at their site here. A rare Australian TV … Continue reading

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Classic Pop 40th Anniversary Magazine Special features Katebushnews.com!

We’re very happy to be featured so prominently in this highly sought after Classic Pop Presents – Kate Bush 40th Anniversary Edition magazine. The HomeGround anthologies are reviewed – “packed with news, views and illustrations from an eclectic perspective, it perfectly … Continue reading

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Kate Bush UK tribute shows in 2018 so far – a round up!

There is a lot of activity at the moment in the UK during Kate’s 40th anniversary year as regards tribute shows – with acts presenting their various takes on Kate’s music on the live stage – here’s a round up … Continue reading

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Classic Rock Magazine features Kate on one of 5 covers this month

UK magazine Classic Rock features Kate on one of five collectable covers featuring “Rock’s First Ladies” – a 4-page article on Kate is included. You can order the magazine online here.

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Deirdre O’Kane performs Wuthering Heights routine on Irish TV

Irish TV viewers were treated to comedian and actress Deirdre O’Kane dancing to Kate’s Wuthering Heights on RTE’s Dancing with the Stars on Sunday Night, and received glowing praise from the show’s judges. Clip is available on RTE Player here: … Continue reading

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The War on Drugs win Best Rock Album at the Grammys with Kate Bush inspired album

The winner of last night’s Best Rock Album at the Grammys, The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding, has a small Kate Bush connection. In a previous interview, Adam Granduciel from the band said: “Recently, I went to the … Continue reading

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