Martin Carthy


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Darwen Music Projects are delighted to welcome a real legend of British folk music to Darwen and to the intimate settings of Number 39 Hopstar Brewery Tap - capacity just 100!

Martin Carthy MBE is one of the most influential figures in British traditional music having won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year award in 2002 and 2009. He has played in Steeleye Span, The Albion Country Band, The Watersons, Brass monkey and others with close collaborations with Dave Swarbrick and other members of Fairport Convention resulting in nearly 100 record releases since 1965.

Doors 8:15pm


Martin Carthy

Martin Carthy appearing at this event

Former member of Steeleye Span, The Albion Band and folk super group Band Of Hope, Martin Carthy was awarded the MBE in 1998 for services to folk music. Further credits include nurturing Bob Dylan and giving his arrangement of Scarborough Fair to Paul Simon. He's a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife Norma Waterson and daughter Eliza Carthy has resulted in more than 40 albums.

See 5 tour dates featuring Martin Carthy

Number 39 Hopstar Brewery Tap

  • 39-41 Bridge Street
  • Lancashire
  • Darwen
  • BB3 2AA