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Norma Waterson + Eliza Carthy + The Gift Band
Tickets for this event go on sale on Monday 13th August 2012.
One of the strongest voices in folk music and the first traditional musician to be nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. One half of Waterson:Carthy with her husband Martin.
Norma Waterson tour dates
The daughter of Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson - and the new star of British folk - playing traditional English folk music at its best. Eliza breathes new life into England's traditional folk music with her witty and energetic repertoire. Eliza's band are: Eliza (fiddle, guitar, accordion, voice), Willy Molleson (drums), Emma Smith (double dass), Phil Alexander ( piano, accordion) and Bethany Porter (cello).
Eliza Carthy tour dates
Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy are not simply two of the country's finest exponents of traditional song. With their rich, distinctive and authentic voices, mother and daughter have effortlessly engaged new audiences and admirers across two generations. Between them, Norma and Eliza have 3 Mercury Prize nominations and have both been presented with BBC Folk Singer of the Year awards (Norma in 2001, Eliza in 2003), as well as innumerable other accolades. Touring as a six piece band including Martin Carthy, Norma and Eliza perform traditional classics as well as some unexpected gems. Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy bring all these songs to life, no matter what the origin, with their wonderfully versatile and compassionate voices.
Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy with The Gift Band tour dates