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Martin & Eliza Carthy – The Moral of the Elephant

2019-10-29T11:59:58+00:00

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 Elephant2019-10-29T11:59:58+00:00

Martin Carthy – A Collection

2019-11-08T09:26:34+00:00

Drawn from Martin's first six albums (TSCD340-345) this specially priced collection is the perfect introduction to this unique figure and his early recording career. 1  The Trees They Do Grow High 2  Lord Franklin 3  The Bloody Gardener 4  Poor Murdered Woman [...]

Martin Carthy – A Collection2019-11-08T09:26:34+00:00

Martin Carthy – Signs Of Life

2019-10-28T11:22:18+00:00

Perhaps only Martin Carthy would open a folk album with a Bee Gees songs, let alone continue with pieces from Elvis Presley, Hoagy Carmichael and Bob Dylan, mixed in with such timeless traditional songs as Sir Patrick Spens and The Wife of [...]

Martin Carthy – Signs Of Life2019-10-28T11:22:18+00:00

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick – Straws in the Wind

2019-11-08T09:32:24+00:00

The legendary, ground-breaking duo in a startlingly intense reunion on this 2006 album. All the old skills are demonstrated with a new collection of traditional songs and instrumentals. Their experienced approach to their art lacks none of the fervour of their early [...]

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick – Straws in the Wind2019-11-08T09:32:24+00:00

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick – Both Ear and the Tail

2019-11-08T09:35:50+00:00

One of the great duos of all time, Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick joined up in early spring 1966 as a performing unit. They were an immediate hit, becoming overnight the most popular group in the burgeoning folk club scene in Britain. [...]

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick – Both Ear and the Tail2019-11-08T09:35:50+00:00

Martin Carthy – Crown Of Horn

2019-11-08T09:38:34+00:00

Though on its first release in 1976 Crown of Horn attracted attention with its unpredictable elements, such as Leon Rosselson's mordant song Palaces of Gold, the album can now be seen as a logical stage in Carthy's development, as well as a [...]

Martin Carthy – Crown Of Horn2019-11-08T09:38:34+00:00

Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick – Second Album

2019-11-07T16:40:43+00:00

Dave Swarbrick's increased contribution on this 1966 album was a signal that he and Carthy were rapidly forming folk music's most potent collaboration, creating a clean, sharp sound that would be honed over the next three albums. Martin Carthy vocals, guitar Dave [...]

Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick – Second Album2019-11-07T16:40:43+00:00

Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick – Byker Hill

2019-11-08T09:47:13+00:00

As he grew in confidence and dexterity Martin Carthy tested himself with tricky rhythms and challenging songs, and the title track of Byker Hill (1967) electrified the folk scene with its audacious syncopation. His most carefully planned and executed album up to [...]

Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick – Byker Hill2019-11-08T09:47:13+00:00

Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick – But Two Came By

2019-11-08T09:53:32+00:00

Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick continue their bold and virtuosic transformation of traditional songs and melodies on this 1968 set, adding a memorable treatment of Sidney Carter's Lord of the Dance. Martin Carthy vocals, guitar Dave Swarbrick fiddle, mandolin 1  Ship in [...]

Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick – But Two Came By2019-11-08T09:53:32+00:00

Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick – Prince Heathen

2019-11-08T10:00:35+00:00

In this 1969 album Martin Carthy focuses on traditional songs, producing powerful readings such as the title track and his lengthy retelling of the ballad Little Musgrave & Lady Barnard. "One of the best albums anyone's ever done" Folk Roots Martin Carthy [...]

Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick – Prince Heathen2019-11-08T10:00:35+00:00

Martin Carthy – Landfall

2019-11-08T10:03:59+00:00

Martin Carthy's 1971 solo album tunnels further than its predecessors into contemporary song, coming up with memorable performances of Dave Goulder's January Man John Kirkpatrick's Dust To Dust and David Ackles' His Name is Andrew. Martin Carthy vocals, guitar 1  Here's Adieu [...]

Martin Carthy – Landfall2019-11-08T10:03:59+00:00

Martin Carthy – Because It’s There

2019-11-08T10:09:18+00:00

His musical thinking enriched by his experience in folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span, Martin Carthy approached this 1979 album (produced by Ashley Hutchings) with fresh ideas and collaborators such as trumpeter Howard Evans and John Kirkpatrick on accordion and concertina. Martin Carthy vocals, [...]

Martin Carthy – Because It’s There2019-11-08T10:09:18+00:00