Eliza Carthy and the Ratcatchers
Friday 13 April 7.45pm
Twice-nominated for the prestigious Nationwide Mercury Prize (‘Red Rice’ –Topic/1999 and ‘Anglicana’/2003) – Eliza is also the winner of an unrivalled seven BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In 2003 she became the first traditional English musician to be nominated a BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music (for Anglicana).
Yorkshire-born and now Edinburgh-based, Eliza Carthy grew up immersed in the world of traditional music. She divides her time between touring and recording with her legendary parents, Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson and numerous pioneering solo and band projects. These include collaborations with tonight’s band The Ratcatchers
’Eliza Carthy is one of the figureheads of the English folk revival … compelling’ – Evening Standard.
Describing herself simply as a ‘modern British musician’, Eliza Carthy is only just beginning to reach the height of her musical powers. During a 15-year career she has become one of the most dazzling and recognised folk musicians of a generation. She has revitalised and made folk music relevant to new audiences and has captured the most hardened of dissenters with intelligent, charismatic and boundary-crossing performance.
‘A gloriously natural singer’ – Q magazine
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