Dart Music Festival – The Folksters are Here…No. 1

With over a dozen different folk acts performing this year, you’re going to be SO spoilt for choice – way too many brilliant performers to fit on one little page, so here’s the first of several Folk Round Ups to whet your appetite…

Martin Carthy and Eliza Carthy

Celebrated folk legend Martin Carthy joins forces with daughter Eliza to give us a spellbinding concert at The Flavel

Martin Carthy 2016Martin Carthy is widely regarded as one of the finest singers and interpreters of traditional music from the British Isles, as well as a highly influential guitarist. Martin has worked with a host of significant folk artists including Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick, The Albion Band, The Watersons and Brass Monkey, as well as maintaining a busy solo career. He still prefers to follow his insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position as one of folk music’s great innovators.

Awarded the MBE in 1998 for services to English music, Martin has been the subject of various TV documentaries and has received a spectrum of BBC Folk Awards, including the 2008 Best Traditional Song award for Cold Haily Rainy Night, an award he won alongside Eliza Carthy and Chris Wood.

Eliza Carthy 2016

Eliza Carthy is the remarkable daughter of Martin and Norma, who sings in the rich Waterson women’s style. However, there is no doubt that she quickly established herself as an artist very much in her own right. Whilst her commitment to the British tradition is unquestionable, she has also injected original compositions and traditional tunes alike with contemporary electronic and dub effects.

She’s not only a double Mercury Prize Award nominee and winner of a numerous BBC Folk Awards but she’s also been nominated for a BBC Radio 3 World Music Award, a ceremony she later presented alongside BenjaminZephaniah.

Eliza has presented and been the subject of numerous TV and radio programmes and regularly featured as a guest on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio Two show.

“The one indisputable young star of British folk.” The Times

For more information on Martin, Eliza – and Norma! – please visit: http://www.watersoncarthy.com/

13th 14th & 15th May 2016 www.dartmusicfestival.co.uk