• Date: December 04, 2017
  • Time: 20:00
  • Venue: Soundhouse at The Traverse
  • Location The Traverse Bar
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Martin Carthy

‘Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all’ – Q Magazine

For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.

Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels was the latest. Whether in the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed Originals music documentary strand on BBC 2) – there are few roles that Martin Carthy hasn’t played.

He’s a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic.

He’s a solid gold Soundhouse favourite and we’re delighted to welcome him back to The Traverse.

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Tickets: £11 each

Date: Monday 4 December 2017

Doors open: 7.30pm | Music starts: 8pm

Location: The Traverse Bar, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh

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