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Martin Carthy

Feb 24th 2017 @ Memorial Hall

Richmond, United Kingdom
I Was There
Friday, February 24th, 2017
8:00 PM
Memorial Hall
Richmond, United Kingdom
These two leading interpreters of English folk traditions folk guitarist/singer Carthy and squeezebox virtuoso/singer Kirkpatrick are long-time collaborators in a variety of seminal musical projects: from John's iconic 1976 Morris tunes album Plain Capers through Steeleye Span to Brass Monkey.
Their enduring enjoyment of playing with each other shines through in their performances warm, natural and charismatic. Pure English folk pedigree!
For more than 40 years, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement Award winner, 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.
John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso (melodeon, Anglo concertina and button accordion), as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands.
Praise for Martin:
`Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all' Q Magazine
Praise for John:
Kirkpatrick's buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than ever Colin Irwin fRoots
Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start.