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Martin Carthy (born May 21, 1941) is an English folk singer and guitarist who has remained one of the most influential figures in British traditional music, inspiring contemporaries such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon and later artists such as Richard Thompson since he emerged as a young musician in the early days of the folk revival.

He was born in Hatfield and grew up in Hampstead, London. After training as an actor he…

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  • Interviewed on BBC's [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pt8dj]Desert Island Discs[/url]
  • Martin Carthy is a fond favourite of mine - sadly I lost a ticket stub saying he played at my dad's folk club a month to the day before I was born, which I thought was a nice bit of sentimental memorabilia. Ah well!
  • Underrated
  • so very brilliant...
  • As part of the TOWER FESTIVAL, WOMAD Presents World Music at the Tower will take place over the weekend of 19th – 20th September at the historic and prestigious TOWER OF LONDON. WOMAD PRESENTS is a series of performances from artists woven together from all over the world. Performing on Saturday 19th are the Imagined Village featuring a stellar cast including Billy Bragg, Martin Carthy, Eliza Carthy and Chris Wood will perform a thrilling live show. The ubiquitous Womad flags and workshops will also be a feature of the weekend. Other special guests for the Saturday and Sunday shows are to be announced shortly. Doors 3.30pm. Weekend tickets available. For more details go to www.towerfestival.com / 0844 847 2519
  • Love it.
  • he has the spookiest voice. fantastic.
  • shame shame
  • I'm disappointed at the lack of comments and plays! What a shame.
  • Martin, qué grande eres (^_^)

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