26 March 2005

  Carthy, Eliza

Assured leader of the younger folk generation. Back on the Topic label with her new cd Anglicana and nominated for one of the BBC World Music Awards 2003


Anglicana

Great new traditional album from one of the most important artists of her generation. Awarded Best Folk Record of 2003.
"Thereís a kind of treasure chest that you have in front of you and, if you are American or, perhaps, Irish, you might have opened it by now. But, because you live here (in the United Kingdom) it probably hasnít occurred to you to do so yet.

I urge you to open that thing up Ė delve inside it Ė because I believe youíll find a sublime vision of life in the British Isles as it has been lived over the last few centuries. And itís a kind of vision that you donít get from the works of say, Dickens or Shakespeare or Elgar or Christopher Wren. If you donít open that youíre going to miss a certain dimension Ė a whole dimension of cultural life in this country. So - I urge you to do it." Ishiguro on presenting the award.


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2002          £14  

On Reflection

A compilation of early and previously unreleased material from two of the folk scene's most influential performers, Eliza Carthy and Nancy Kerr.
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2002          £14  

Red

Fiddle and song, contemporary and traditional.
One half of the Mercury Prize album.
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1998          £12  

Rice

Fiddle and song, contemporary and traditional.
One half of the Mercury Prize album.
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1998          £12  

Eliza Carthy & the Kings of Calicutt
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1997          £12  

Heat, Light and Sound

All the tunes on this album are English, arranged by Liza, and "represent the work being done to revitalise the English fiddle repertoire." Liza in voice and instruments (including monster): other musicians include Heather Wrigley
1996          £14  



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