Co-sponsored concert livestreamed from Falcon House Concerts (Janie Meneely and Rob Van Sante) in Whitby, England
Postponed yet again to February 26!
An Evening with Martin Carthy has had to be rescheduled again. Martin Carthy tested positive for COVID, although he's feeling much better now. Strict British rules require quarantine even if one is asymptomatic but tests positive for the virus. He expects to be in good shape to perform by February.
2:55 p.m. Eastern; 7:55 p.m. UK
Concert (online): Martin Carthy
Five minutes before showtime, the host, Janie Meneely, will provide a short introduction. Janie will monitor the "chat" throughout the show, but Martin will not have a chance to respond to the chats till after.
The Folklore Society of Greater Washington is partnering with Falcon House Concerts, the Folk Music Society of New York, the Folk Song Society of Greater Boston, the Branford Folk Music Society, and Old Songs to bring you the Livestream from the UK Concert Series from the Falcon Studio in Whitby, UK
For more than 50 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 unrivaled position. Perhaps most significant of all are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic.
'"Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all." Q Magazine
"Carthy is a master of the ballad of substance, songs that tell stories, whether they are traditional, his own or from contemporary writers." The Telegraph
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