This show was rescheduled from 31st October 2020.
For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best-loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene but also far beyond it.
He's a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic.
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 6 tour dates featuring Martin Carthy
The daughter of Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson - and the star of British folk playing folk music at its best. Eliza breathes new life into England's traditional folk music with her witty and energetic repertoire.
See 8 tour dates featuring Eliza Carthy