Forthcoming events

Friday night concerts

13th Sep 2019Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby
11th Oct 2019Chris While and Julie Matthews
8th Nov 2019John Kirkpatrick
13th Dec 2019Martin Carthy

Coming up soon...

Friday 13th December 2019, 7:30pm

Martin Carthy

Supported by Holly Redford Jones

We are proud to welcome back the legendary guitarist and singer of traditional songs that is Martin Carthy!

For more than 50 years Martin 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.

Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his wife, Norma Waterson, and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) was the latest. Whether in the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed `Originals’ music documentary strand on BBC 2) – there are few roles that Martin Carthy hasn’t played. 

He’s a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic.

Holly Redford Jones is a singer-songwriter from Chesterfield. She combines soft guitar tones with distinctive vocals that gravitate towards indie tendencies yet sit comfortably within jazz and folk spheres as well. Influenced by of the likes of Kevin Morby and Joni Mitchell, Holly is without doubt one to watch for 2019. Her second single, Bonjour Madame, was released in May 2019 and, having gained the support of BBC Introducing, she was recently announced as a winner of the Drake Yolanda Award for emerging artists.

On-line tickets are available for this event.

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