Ear Trumpet Music Presents: Eliza Carthy. Seated Show at Bristol Folk House, 40a Park St, BS1 5JG - All Ages (Under 18s to be accompanied by a responsible adult)
Doors 7pm, Show 8:00pm
If there is one musician who embodies the dynamism and vitality of the
current English folk revival, it’s Eliza Carthy MBE.
As the daughter of folk legends Martin Carthy; Norma Waterson, Eliza grew
up immersed in the world of traditional music and from an early age was
championed by John Peel, Andy Kershaw and Billy Bragg.
Beloved of staunch traditionalists and iconoclasts alike, Eliza’s music
effortlessly crosses boundaries of genre and style. Whether solo or fronting
a big band, performing a centuries-old ballad or a self-written song, her
powerful, nuanced voice, fiercely beautiful fiddle-playing, and mesmerizing
performances have influenced a whole generation of young musicians.
Twice nominated for the Mercury Prize, and winner of innumerable other
accolades over her thirty-year career, Eliza has performed and recorded
around the world with a diverse array of artists including, Paul Weller, Rufus; Martha Wainwright, Patrick Wolf, and Jarvis Cocker.
Describing herself simply as a modern English musician, she is one of the
most impressive, engaging, and important performers of her generation.
‘Unarguably the queen of English Folk’
‘Not the Messiah, but a very naughty girl’
Folk music has lost it’s way, and people have lost track of their geographical heritage. The working classes made music as a provocation and this is a tradition Jennifer continues. She is a performer of nineteenth century Lancashire dialect and Victorian broadside ballads.