On the North York Moors

Martin and Eliza Carthy

Sat 17 March 2012

One family: two legends of folk play an intimate concert in Farndale on St Patrick's Day 2012. Martin Carthy introduced BOB DYLAN and PAUL SIMON to English folk and inspired their recordings of Girl From the North Country and Scarborough Fair respectively. Dylan - with whom Carthy famously trashed a piano for fuel in the Arctic winter of 1962 - later called Carthy 'incredible'...and the Englishman thought Dylan was pretty cool too. Five decades on, his towering importance within the folk tradition has made Martin Carthy almost transcendent. His daughter Eliza Carthy is a superstar in her own right. A demon fiddler with an incredible back catalogue, she has been key in helping the family dynasty propel English folk music into the 21st century...

Martin and Eliza Carthy website

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