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Waterson:Carthy was created from the dynamic fusion of two generations, Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy and their daughter Eliza Carthy: living proof of the tenacity – and vivacity – of the oral tradition.
“There is a special magic when the clan (Waterson:Carthy) pools its resources. The effect is sensational” The Times
“Waterson:Carthy are indeed the spirit of folk music – past, present and future” The Morning Star

Lal Waterson plaque unveiled in Hull


Yesterday in Hull, the family of renowned folk singer Lal Waterson returned to the city for the unveiling of a plaque in her honour at her former home. Lal's two children, Marry and Oliver, sister Norma, niece Eliza Carthy and Martin Carthy [...]

Lal Waterson plaque unveiled in Hull2021-09-06T09:20:26+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

Waterson:Carthy – Fishes & Fine Yellow Sand


Waterson:Carthy's fifth album includes a characteristically eclectic selection of material from a formidable range of sources. Much of the album was recorded "live in the studio" with a view to retaining the essence of the group's live interactive performance and this goal [...]

Waterson:Carthy – Fishes & Fine Yellow Sand2020-11-30T14:42:02+00:00

Waterson:Carthy – Holy Heathens & The Old Green Man


This is the album that Waterson:Carthy have been wanting to make for a long time. In 1965, their forerunners The Watersons released the landmark album Frost and Fire - A Calendar of Ritual Magical Songs, and the concept continues to fascinate them. [...]

Waterson:Carthy – Holy Heathens & The Old Green Man2019-10-31T10:35:47+00:00

Waterson:Carthy – Waterson:Carthy


With an eclecticism characteristic of its members, Waterson:Carthy's first album draws upon not only the archives of British folksong but a Morris tune and a Texas waltz. What is transmitted to the listener, however, is not so much the skill of their [...]

Waterson:Carthy – Waterson:Carthy2019-10-29T10:39:28+00:00

Waterson:Carthy – Common Tongue


"This is deliberately an album of English music," writes Martin Carthy in his notes. "It is neither possible nor desirable to set up musical border checkpoints anywhere. However, there is that elusive and ever changing thing called identity." Assisted by members of [...]

Waterson:Carthy – Common Tongue2020-11-30T14:54:19+00:00
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