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Waterson:Carthy are a British folk group comprising Norma Waterson on vocals, her husband Martin Carthy on guitar, their daughter Eliza Carthy on fiddle and Tim van Eyken on melodeon. Tim joined the group after 1996 when Saul Rose left the group. In 2007 Saul Rose has returned in place of Tim. Martin and Norma tour as a duo once a year, and are members of The Watersons.

Individually, the band members are tremendously revered English folk musicians in their own right, but together they form one of the most sought bands available. Commonly found to be headlining folk festivals through Europe, they are known for their welcoming manner and determination to keep English folk music alive.

They were awarded Best Group in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2000.


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  • voronovboris

    Does anyone know where i can find the words of their songs?

    4 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Moestitia

    They are very talented <3

    30 Jan 2011 Reply
  • cbonnet

    LOVE Them !

    27 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Verrucci

    Class act; the superb Eliza was mesmerising in Berlin in July 2008.

    19 Oct 2008 Reply
  • nonstopdancer

    I just bought the first Waterson:Carthy album at the iTunes store, and one of the tracks is titled The Grey C**k. The song is already haunting, but this lends it an extra frisson, I find.

    10 Dec 2007 Reply
  • samsaunders

    Newish release: Holy Heathens And The Old Green Man is a wonderful collection of Winter Solstice (related) songs to vanquish the latent Noddy Holder in any of us.

    4 Dec 2006 Reply

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