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Martin Carthy

30 Jun 2018



For more than 50 years, Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved and at times, most quietly controversial of figures.

He’s a ballad singer, guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material., who 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.