'There is a special magic when Waterson:Carthy pools its resources. The effect is sensational'
together they form Waterson:Carthy, one of Britain's most successful and influential folk bands.
This is their new official website, keeping you up to date with all the latest news and gigs.
Eliza Carthy now has her own fab new website,
which has everything to keep her fans happy.
For Waterson:Carthy fans who want to send in news, reviews or questions, you can contact us here
Congatulations to Eliza and all her family
Eliza's baby, Florence Daisy, was delivered safely, late on Christmas eve. Both Eliza and Florence are well and happy.
Waterson:Carthy at the Union Chapel. London
This is a rare performance including two melodeon players ~ the departing
Tim van Eyken (inside right) and the returning, original member Saul Rose
At the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2008, Martin and Eliza along with Chris Wood won Best Traditional Song for Cold Haily Rainy Night
Here's a brief biog about each of the individual artists that collectively make up Waterson:Carthy
is widely regarded as one of the finest singers and interpreters of traditional music from the British Isles, as well as a highly influential guitarist. Martin has worked with a host of significant folk artists including Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick, The Albion Band, The Watersons and Brass Monkey, as well as maintaining a busy solo career. He still prefers to follow his insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position as one of folk music's great innovators. Awarded the MBE in 1998 for services to english music, Martin has been the subject of various TV documentaries and has received a spectrum of BBC Folk Awards, including the 2008 Best Traditional Song award for Cold Haily Rainy Night
, an award he won alongside Eliza Carthy and Chris Wood. More...
formed The Watersons in the early 60's with her sister Lal, brother Mike and cousin John. They went on to become the most influential vocal harmony group of the times, and achieved near cult status when they stopped touring in the late 60's. In 1996 Norma received universal acclaim with a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize, in which she came a very close second to pop band Pulp. Norma has one of the strongest and truest voices that contemporary folk music has ever produced. A doyenne of British Folk Music, described in Mojo magazine as "possibly the finest English singer alive today." More...
is the remarkable daughter of Martin and Norma, who sings in the rich Waterson women's style. However, there is no doubt that she quickly established herself as an artist very much in her own right. Whilst her commitment to the British tradition is unquestionable, she has also injected original compositions and traditional tunes alike with contemporary electronic and dub effects. Eliza Carthy is not only a double
Mercury Prize Award nominee and winner of a numerous BBC Folk Awards but she's also been nominated for a BBC Radio 3 World Music Award, a ceremony she later presented alongside BenjaminZephaniah. She has presented and been the subject of numerous TV and radio programmes and regularly featured as a guest on Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio Two show. "The one indisputable young star of British folk." The Times More..
is rare gem of a musician. He has been playing melodeon for 21 years and in that time has toured North
and South America, Australia and New Zealand, Hong Kong and the majority of Europe. He's won 2 folk awards with
Waterson:Carthy (Broken Ground) and been nominated for the Mercury music prize with Eliza (Red Rice). Saul was
one of the original members of Waterson:Carthy and has now returned after a break to pick up where he left off. More..
'English Folk music is lucky to have such persuasive ambassadors'
The Sunday Times
'Waterson:Carthy are indeed the spirit of folk music - past, present and future' The Morning Star