Singing Weekend - Artist Announcement!

Posted: 17 Mar 20

We are delighted to announce that Eliza Carthy will be our third artist at our next singing weekend!

If there is one musician who embodies the dynamism and vitality of the current English folk revival, it’s Eliza Carthy. Beloved of staunch traditionalists and iconoclasts alike, Eliza’s music effortlessly crosses boundaries of genre and style. Eliza Carthy is one of the most recognisable faces in British folk. She has spearheaded the re-emergence of English traditional music as a vibrant, exciting genre that could stand proud next to other world musics.

Her achievements have been acknowledged with numerous BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two Mercury Prize nominations, and in 2003 she was the first English traditional musician to be nominated for a BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music. Eliza looks forward to the next two years in her new role as Folkworks Artistic Associate at The Sage Gateshead.

She has released two new collaborative albums: The Moral of the Elephant (2014) with her father, Martin Carthy, and Bottle (2015) with American traditional musician and singer Tim Eriksen.