The good Doctor Martin Carthy and his twice Mercury-nominated daughter Eliza Carthy join forces for a special, intimate show at Arlington Arts in Newbury next month.
Martin is a ballad singer and guitarist who has influenced generations of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, while Eliza has been twice-nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and a multiple-award winner at the BBC Radio Two Folk awards.
For more than 40 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 been noted as ‘arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all’ by Q Magazine.
Eliza is one of the most impressive and engaging performers of her generation.
Twice nominated for the Mercury Prize and winner of innumerable other accolades over a 20 year career, Eliza has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists including Paul Weller, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Patrick Wolf and Bob Neuwirth.
More than most, Eliza has revitalised folk music and captured the most hardened of dissenters with intelligent, charismatic and boundary-crossing performances.
The Evening Standard has previously said that “Eliza Carthy is one of the figureheads of the English folk revival – compelling”.
The show begins at 8pm on September 2 at Arlington Arts Centre. Doors to the auditorium will open around 7.45pm, with the bar open from around 7pm.
To book tickets, call the box office on 01635 244246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.