Waterson:Carthy

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

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 daughter Eliza Carthy (b. 23 August 1975, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England), with all three members contributing vocals on their sublime 1994 debut album. Notable musicians on the album included Eliza Carthy’s fiddle playing duo partner Nancy Kerr and Saul Rose on melodeon. One of the best-received English folk albums for several years, Waterson:Carthy was voted Folk Roots ’ Critic’s Choice of 1994, with the trio’s interpretations of ‘When First I Came To Caledonia’ and ‘Midnight On The Water’ earning particular critical superlatives. The follow-up Common...

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