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Linking Inkings - 1st May '15

It’s been a busy week on the reviewing front so here are the links to all of the stuff I have been writing about recently. 114 more words

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Song of the Day, April 29: Poor Wayfaring Stranger by Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson

Today’s song is The Wayfaring Stranger. It’s a gospel-tinged American folk song dating to the early 19th Century. The narrator is a troubled soul, doing her best to get by in a world of troubles and looking forward to peace in the end. 246 more words

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Bottle - Eliza Carthy and Tim Eriksen (Navigator Records) reviewed by Dave Franklin

I’ve often thought of Eliza Carthy as the headmaster’s daughter of folk music, that one person who works hard but also gets the breaks that others may not due to patronage and position. 265 more words


In praise of Boney


I learned recently, in the sleevenotes to The Moral of The Elephant by Martin and Eliza Carthy, that there are some 200 English folksongs still surviving from the Napoleonic War that – broadly – express the hope that Napoleon will successfully invade Britain and sweep away the British aristocracy. 774 more words


Martin & Eliza US tour dates in April

Posted by Kevin Boyd, 24 February 2015

I don’t usually post tour details here as Martin tends to gig and tour almost constantly. However, as Martin and Eliza have recently announced a handful of US tour dates – their first official US tour as a duo and the first major US visit for either in several years – I thought it would be worth posting the details to alert our US readers who often comment here and on… 204 more words


Vote for Martin & Eliza in the BBC Folk Awards

Posted by Kevin Boyd, 8 February 2015

Martin and Eliza’s 2014 album The Moral of the Elephant has been nominated in the Best Album category in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards. 72 more words


Song of the Day, February 3: Panic Attack Blues by the Rails

Today’s song is Panic Attack Blues. When Kami Thompson and James Walbourne joined forces, they each had an impressive body of work behind them. She is the daughter of Richard and Linda Thompson and has worked extensively with both, providing vocals, guitar, and songwriting. 192 more words

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