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MARTIN CARTHY

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.

Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) was the latest. Whether in the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed `Originals' music documentary strand on BBC 2) - there are few roles that Martin Carthy hasn't played.

He's a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist, and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists on both sides of the Atlantic, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon.

In 1998 Martin was awarded an MBE for his services to English Folk Music and received the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Roots Around the World present
as part of Festival of Chichester

MARTIN CARTHY

Friday 14 July  £15.00
7.30pm (Doors 7.00pm)
Assembly Room,
The Council house,
North Street, Chichester
PO19 1LQ



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