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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

Song Of The Day

Sam tells story of Great War violin

When fiddler Sam Sweeney worked his way through an array of instruments on sale at an Oxford shop in his hunt for a new violin one stood out from the rest. 832 more words


Soundtrack Of A Photograph, The Christmas Editions, Part 13

Song- Jacobstowe Wassail

Artist- Waterson:Carthy

I am writing this right now sitting on the couch in our little den (formerly the bedroom), Christmas music playing and with the tree lights on in front of me. 796 more words

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Martin & Eliza win fRoots Critics Poll vote

Posted by Kevin Boyd, 6 December 2014

Martin and Eliza Carthy’s album “The Moral Of The Elephant” was announced as the winner of the 2014 fRoots Critics Poll… 60 more words