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Eliza Carthy, daughter of Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson, is the most impressive and engaging performer of her generation. Not only an inventive, innovative singer and fiddle-player, she is a musical conceptualist who treats the bequest of the folk tradition with respect and knowledge – and, sometimes, with refreshing irreverence.
“The one indisputable young star of British folk.” The Times

Eliza Carthy announced as EFDSS’s next President


Congratulations to Eliza Carthy MBE, who has been announced as the next President of The English Folk Dance and Song Society. Having previously been the Vice-President since 2008, she takes over from Shirley Collins MBE and will be only the fifth President [...]

Eliza Carthy announced as EFDSS’s next President2021-12-21T16:12:05+00:00

Martin Simpson and Eliza Carthy win Folking Awards


Congratulations to Martin Simpson and Eliza Carthy who have both won awards at The Folking Awards 2020, Martin Simpson was voted Best Musician and Eliza Carthy Soloist of the Year. All of the winners across the eight categories were voted for by [...]

Martin Simpson and Eliza Carthy win Folking Awards2020-06-05T10:57:44+00:00

Eliza Carthy – Restitute


Eliza Carthy - Restitute Eliza Carthy, should, by now, need no introduction. A multi-award winning singer, songwriter and musician from a formidable English music dynasty. Her mother, Norma was one of The Watersons, whose tight harmony arrangements of traditional songs became [...]

Eliza Carthy – Restitute2019-11-12T12:07:42+00:00

Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years of Topic Records


2019 marks the 80th birthday of Topic Records, the oldest independent record label in the world. As part of the celebrations, on 31st May 2019, we released the landmark album, ‘Vision & Revision : The first 80 years of Topic Records’ - [...]

Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years of Topic Records2019-11-19T15:22:00+00:00

Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with the Gift Band – Anchor


As two of the UK’s finest exponents of traditional song, Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy’s rich, distinctive and authentic voices have engaged new audiences and admirers across two generations. Between them, they have three prestigious Mercury Prize nominations, an MBE each for [...]

Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with the Gift Band – Anchor2019-10-22T12:50:38+00:00

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band – Big Machine


Pioneering English traditional folk powerhouse, Eliza Carthy, first assembled the Wayward Band in 2013 in order to explore and celebrate her long and varied career in folk music. To do this Eliza put together a team of hugely talented musicians from across [...]

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band – Big Machine2020-11-19T15:44:02+00:00

Martin & Eliza Carthy – The Moral of the Elephant


2014 fROOTS Critics Poll Album of the Year It's nearly 50 years since Martin Carthy recorded his iconic, eponymous first album and more than 20 years since his daughter Eliza Carthy's recording debut. Throughout their respective careers both have toured and recorded with many others [...]

Martin & Eliza Carthy – The Moral of the Elephant2021-01-22T14:17:36+00:00

Eliza Carthy – Wayward Daughter


Eliza Carthy - "The one indisputable young star of British folk" The Times - celebrates her first twenty one years as a professional musician with Wayward Daughter a career-spanning best of double album, with 31 tracks drawn from her diverse and award-winning [...]

Eliza Carthy – Wayward Daughter2019-10-29T11:17:42+00:00

Waterson:Carthy – Broken Ground


The great family tradition returns to record their third album, this time as a four piece, with Norma Waterson, Martin Carthy and Eliza Carthy joined by Saul Rose on melodeons and voice. The extended line-up results in a jewel of an album. [...]

Waterson:Carthy – Broken Ground2020-11-30T14:23:15+00:00

Waterson:Carthy – A Dark Light


Another outstanding collection from Waterson:Carthy England's leading folk group. The core trio of Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy are joined by new member Tim van Eyken on vocals and melodeons. Also contributing to the album are Martin Simpson on guitar, [...]

Waterson:Carthy – A Dark Light2020-11-30T14:37:40+00:00

Blue Murder – No One Stands Alone


The seven piece group Blue Murder, made up of Waterson:Carthy, Coope, Boyes and Simpson and Mike Waterson, has been described as "Harmony Heaven" and one listen is enough to explain why - seven of the greatest English folk voices performing together with [...]

Blue Murder – No One Stands Alone2019-10-31T10:45:02+00:00

Eliza Carthy – Anglicana


Eliza Carthy's triumphant return to Topic Records after a period recording for Warner Brothers. Anglicana was nominated for BBC Radio 3 World Music Album of the Year and is a great new traditional album re-affirming her as one of the most important [...]

Eliza Carthy – Anglicana2019-10-28T16:19:53+00:00
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