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Waterson:Carthy - 82% match to Martin Carthy

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

Nic Jones - 68% match to Martin Carthy

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

The Watersons - 67% match to Martin Carthy

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This British band is regarded as one of the most important and influential of the UK folk revival outfits, and have been cited by numerous artists, such as Anne Briggs, as being responsible for the development of unaccompanied harmony singing. They were originally called the Mariners, then the Folksons, before using their family name. The essential group, with occasional later Read more

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Dave Swarbrick - 63% match to Martin Carthy

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Cyril Eric Swarbrick, 5 April 1941, New Malden, Surrey, England. Violinist and vocalist Swarbrick has played with many well-known groups and performers both in the folk genre and other areas of music. He is usually best remembered for his time with Fairport Convention, whom he first joined in 1969. In his earlier days, Swarbrick played guitar in a ceilidh band before t Read more

Silly Sisters - 60% match to Martin Carthy

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s
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During the lull which followed the recording of Steeleye Span’s All Around My Hat, vocalist Maddy Prior (14 August 1947, Blackpool, Lancashire, England) performed an abrupt volte-face and plunged back into pure folk song recording with a traditional album recorded with June Tabor (b. 31 December 1947, Warwick, England), a librarian in Swindon, England. Despite its ‘ Read more

The Albion Band - 59% match to Martin Carthy

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
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Brass Monkey - 54% match to Martin Carthy

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

Eliza Carthy - 49% match to Martin Carthy

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

Fotheringay - 49% match to Martin Carthy

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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The folk rock group Fotheringay was formed in 1970 by singer Sandy Denny (Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny, 6 January 1947, Wimbledon, London, England, d. 21 April 1978, London, England) upon her departure from Fairport Convention, and drew its name from one of her compositions for that outfit. Two former members of Eclection, Trevor Lucas (b. 25 December 1943, Bungaree, Victor Read more

June Tabor - 49% match to Martin Carthy

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

Norma Waterson - 49% match to Martin Carthy

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Norma Christine Waterson, 15 August 1939, Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding, Yorkshire, England. Both sides of Waterson’s family were musical, her father playing guitar and piano, her mother the piano. Almost all of her extended family were accomplished musicians on one instrument or another. However, she was orphaned at an early age and raised, alongside her sister Elain Read more

Anne Briggs - 43% match to Martin Carthy

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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29 September 1944, Toton, Nottinghamshire, England. Briggs started singing publicly in 1962 as part of the Centre 42 organization, a package show organized by the Trades Union Congress to bring culture to the provinces. The 17-year-old singer was signed up by musical director Ewan MacColl, leaving her home to tour with the movement. She squatted in London with a young Bert J Read more

Ashley Hutchings - 40% match to Martin Carthy

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

Dick Gaughan - 40% match to Martin Carthy

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

Martin Simpson - 39% match to Martin Carthy

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


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