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Eliza Carthy - 100% match to Kathryn Tickell

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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23 August 1975, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. The daughter of Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson (the Watersons), Eliza Carthy could hardly escape the music of her parents. Her earliest memory is of falling asleep in the kitchen to the strains of a Watersons’ practice session. As she grew older she was quickly inducted into the Watersons’ ranks, but chose fi Read more

Martin Simpson - 79% match to Kathryn Tickell

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 May 1953, Scunthorpe, South Humberside, England. Having started playing guitar at the age of 12, Simpson played the proverbial ‘floor spots’ at local folk clubs, and received his first paid booking at the age of 14. By the age of 18 he had become a full-time professional on the folk club circuit. He came to the attention of a number of influential people, one of Read more

Karine Polwart - 75% match to Kathryn Tickell

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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23 December 1970, Banknock, Stirlingshire, Scotland. Born and raised near the Scottish village of Banknock, singer-songwriter Polwart sang and played guitar as a youngster but had abandoned any notions of a professional music career by the time she started university. She studied philosophy and after graduation worked as a teacher and then a social worker dealing with domest Read more

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Nic Jones - 75% match to Kathryn Tickell

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nicholas Paul Jones, 9 January 1947, Orpington, Kent, England. The earlier work of this highly respected guitarist and fiddle player showed great promise, but a tragic accident interrupted his career. Initially inspired by Hank Marvin, Jones gradually drifted into folk music thanks to the influence of leading guitarists Bert Jansch and Davey Graham. In 1967 Jones played guit Read more

Waterson:Carthy - 75% match to Kathryn Tickell

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This family project was formed in the early 90s by two of England’s greatest traditional folk artists, guitarist Martin Carthy (21 May 1941, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England) and his vocalist wife Norma Waterson (b. Norma Christine Waterson, 15 August 1939, Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding, Yorkshire, England). Joining Carthy and Waterson was their fiddle-playing daughte Read more

Julie Fowlis - 74% match to Kathryn Tickell

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 2000s
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North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. This Scottish singer and multi-instrumentalist emerged in the early 00s as one of the stars of the new Gaelic folk scene. Fowlis was raised in North Uist in the Western Isles and was involved in traditional piping, singing and dancing from an early age, before going on to study music at university. In 2000, Fowlis joined Gaelic folk band Read more

June Tabor - 72% match to Kathryn Tickell

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 December 1947, Warwick, England. Possessing one of folk music’s greatest voices, Tabor is a fine interpreter of both contemporary and traditional songs. She first came to notice in the early 70s, working on albums by Rosie Hardman and Peter Bellamy while still employed as a librarian. Her acclaimed 1976 debut for Topic Records, Airs And Graces, made an immediate impa Read more

Ashley Hutchings - 67% match to Kathryn Tickell

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 January 1945, Southgate, Middlesex, England. ‘Tyger’ Hutchings long and distinguished musical career includes being a founding member of three of the UK’s most influential folk acts. Hutchings first played with guitarist Simon Nicol in the Ethnic Shuffle Orchestra before, in 1967, the duo formed Fairport Convention with Richard Thompson, Iain Matthews, Mart Read more

The Tannahill Weavers - 67% match to Kathryn Tickell

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Paisley, Scotland in 1968, this folk group took their name from the town’s weaving community and the eighteenth century Scottish poet Robert Tannahill. Over the years, the Tannahill Weavers have undergone numerous personnel changes, with John Cassidy (flute, guitar, whistles, vocals), Davie Shaw (bass, guitar), Stuart McKay (guitar, vocals) and Gordon Duncan (bag Read more

Brass Monkey - 65% match to Kathryn Tickell

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This folk band was formed in 1981 by John Kirkpatrick (8 August 1947, Chiswick, London, England; anglo-concertina, melodeon, accordion, vocals), Roger Williams (b. 30 July 1954, Cottingham, Yorkshire, England; trombone), Howard Evans (b. 29 February 1944, Chard, Somerset, England; trumpet, flügelhorn), Martin Brinsford (b. 17 August 1944, Gloucester, England; saxophone, Read more

John McCusker - 63% match to Kathryn Tickell

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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15 May 1973, Glasgow, Scotland. Prolific Scottish musician John McCusker studied violin from the age of seven, but was not drawn to the folk tradition until, at the age of 12, he saw his first concert by the Battlefield Band, the group he would subsequently join. Inspired, he formed a folk band with fellow Royal Academy students Patrick Murphy, Kevin McCarthy and Francis Mac Read more

Show Of Hands - 63% match to Kathryn Tickell

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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Formed in 1987, folk duo Phil Beer (12 May 1953, Exminster, Devon, England; fiddle, mandolin, mando-cello, quatro) and Steve Knightley (b. 30 April 1954, Southampton, Hampshire, England; guitar, mando-cello) play mainly self-composed acoustic material. Beer’s multi-instrumental virtuosity is much in-demand and, besides playing a session for the Rolling Stones, he has to Read more

John Kirkpatrick - 60% match to Kathryn Tickell

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 August 1947, Chiswick, London, England. Kirkpatrick is often held to be the master player of the accordion, melodeon and the concertina. Having spent some time in the early Steeleye Span line-up, he went on to tour and record with a veritable who’s who of the folk rock establishment, in particular Ashley Hutchings, Richard Thompson and Martin Carthy, and also performs Read more

Battlefield Band - 59% match to Kathryn Tickell

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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From their beginnings in 1969, there have been many personnel changes in the Battlefield Band. Founder member Alan Reid (2 May 1950, Glasgow, Scotland; keyboards, vocals) is the one constant. He has been joined over the years by Brian McNeill (b. 6 April 1950, Falkirk, Scotland; vocals, multi-instruments), Dougie Pincock (b. 7 July 1961, Glasgow, Scotland; pipes, flute, saxo Read more

Dick Gaughan - 59% match to Kathryn Tickell

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Peter Gaughan, 17 May 1948, Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. A veteran of Scotland’s thriving folk circuit, Gaughan rose to national prominence in the 70s as a member of the Boys Of The Lough. From there, he became a founder member of Five Hand Reel, an electric folk group that enjoyed considerable critical acclaim. Gaughan left them in 1978 following th Read more


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