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Co-Sponsored Concert (online): Martin Carthy

  • 01 May 2021
  • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • On-line


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Martin Carthy

A special co-sponsored Afternoon/Evening* with Martin Carthy

Online • Saturday, May 1, 2021 • 3 pm (Eastern US time)

Streamed live from Falcon Audio Visual Arts Studio, Whitby, UK, via YouTube

(*afternoon in the US, evening in the UK)

To call Martin Carthy a master musician doesn’t do him justice. To put it simply, he personifies the British folk revival of the 1960s-1970s and continues to dominate a genre rife with ancient ballads and bursting with contemporary songs reflective of these ever-so-changing times. His musical repertoire aside, Carthy’s unique guitar style remains the envy of guitar players the world over.

Carthy’s music underpins so many of the folk classics we have come to know and love in the last 50 years. You should know that Simon and Garfunkel’s version of “Scarborough Fair” came from Martin Carthy. He has influenced writers and performers from Bob Dylan to Richard Thompson as well as the most recent generation of folkies. Whether as a solo artist, a member of the fabled Watersons family band (he married Norma Waterson in 1972), or part of the trailblazing Steeleye Span, Carthy has left his mark on plenty of stages and consistently wowed audiences with his spot-on interpretation of traditional song.

Martin Carthy turns 80 in a couple of weeks. The latest lockdown in England and the subsequent end of public music has left him chafing at the bit and nearly ready to burst with songs unsung. Spend a delightful and intimate afternoon (American time) or evening (Whitby time) with him. The blessing of a YouTube concert, of course, is that the show will be available on screen for 48 hours after the initial viewing. Tune in when you can, and tune in again.

Before the concert is slated to begin, paste the link into your computer browser (the channel goes “live” 15 minutes before showtime). Anyone can watch a YouTube livestream, but if you want to make comments or join in the chat (visible on the side of the screen) you will need either a YouTube or Google login (people with gmail accounts are automatically logged in to Google).

Click on the registration button to get the link!

Cost to register: free; Suggested donation: A give-what-you-can donation ($10 per person suggested; more always welcome) goes directly to the artist. 

As per usual with concerts of this kind, the proverbial tip jar will be available for those who wish to make an additional contribution to the artist. It will scroll along the bottom of the computer screen: paypal.me/tulip0852 (you don’t have to have a PayPal account for this; just click on the link and follow the instruction, which include how to pay with a credit card). Or just click here:

Donate to Martin Carthy [N.B.: Rob van Sante of Falcon Audio Visual Arts Studio is collecting the money for Martin]

Note that this event is on the YouTube platform rather than our usual Zoom platform. And it originates on a Saturday afternoon.


General information on the 2020/2021 Sunday evening concert series is on the Concerts page. 

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