2008, Thu, Jul 17

Eliza Carthy (GB)

A Dazzling Folk Princess

Eliza Carthy | © Promo

Eliza Carthy | © Promo

The Evening Standard is not alone in viewing Eliza Carthy as one of the figureheads of the English Folk revival. As the daughter of folk legends Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy, she took in all there was to know about traditional music on the British Isles from the cradle on. She can play off the cuff almost every piece composed for the fiddle over the last 200 years. And this is background to her compositions, which are not at all traditional, but provocative, unusual – weird!