KATE Rusby lived out the title of her latest album to sing underneath the stars on Saturday night.
The renowned folk singer released her latest album, Kate Rusby: Underneath The Stars, on Friday to rave reviews.
She grew up in Cawthorne and performed for an audience of about 1,500 at Cannon Hall Farm on Saturday with all proceeds going towards a new cricket pavilion for the village.
Organisers said they were `ecstatic' at the evening's success.
More than £10,000 was raised to help reach the target of between £50,000 and £100,000.
The current pavilion is about 50 years old.
Robert Nicholson is the son of the farm's owner and president of Cawthorne CC Roger Nicholson. He masterminded the event.
"Kate is a big supporter of the cricket club," Robert said. "She comes down to watch. Her brother-in-law plays for us and both her nephews are keen cricketers."
He thanked Kate's father, Steven for helping arrange the performance, adding the club was delighted the singer agreed to perform for free.
Cawthorne Brass Band performed in the sunshine for an hour before Kate took to the open-air stage for two 50-minute slots.
Perfect weather blessed the family event.
"It was a fantastic atmosphere," said Robert. "There was a mix of local people who turned out to support Kate and the cricket club and then a lot of devotees who had travelled the length of the country to be there."
The day also started off well with victory for both cricket teams.