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Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band have been nominated for ‘Best Group’ and ‘Best Album’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018
Witness the joyous ‘arms wide open’ father and daughter partnership of Martin and Eliza Carthy in a living, breathing example of how traditional music filters through bloodlines, in this case via the repertoire and spirit of the influential East Coast singing family, The Watersons. In support, talented NE-based Tim and Rhona Dalling bring us a snapshot of their home life, where music is played around the kitchen table until dawn.
Martin is a legendary ballad singer and guitarist who has influenced generations of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, while Eliza has been twice-nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and a multiple-award winner at the BBC Radio Two Folk awards. Together, they perform songs from their first duo album ever, a CD of traditional material entitled The Moral of the Elephant, released in May 2014 on Topic Records.
Tim Dalling, songwriter, performer and kilted fall-guy in the phenomenon that was The New Rope String Band, makes songs full of vivid imagery, sung through whisky-warm vocals and joyous, dancing accordion playing. Tim’s daughter Rhona became excited about American old-time, grabbed a banjo and a bunch of her own ‘devastatingly effective’ (fRoots) songs tumbled out. Together, their music represents their home life, where music is played in the kitchen until dawn, where songs, stories and tunes turn from humorous to thoughtful and tears can be of both sadness and joy.
Please note this performance was originally taking place on Friday 16 March.