A chance to see
Martin & Eliza Carthy together at two venues in the Capital District.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY
THURSDAY, APRIL 16 Old Songs, Voorheesville, NY
Tickets: $25/adults; $5/children 12 & under
Not since the 2001 Old Songs Festival have we hosted Martin Carthy here. For more than 40 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. He is a ballad singer, guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. 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. He says “I regard tradition as progressive, and a traditional song as a progressive force, because it is concerned with the continuity of things.” He was recently presented with a Life Time Achievement Award at the Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014. Topic Records released a duo album with Eliza entitled, The Moral of the Elephant in May of 2014.
Eliza Carthy grew up immersed in a world of traditional music. She divides her time between touring and recording with her legendary parents, Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson, as well as engaging in numerous pioneering solo and band projects. As a singer and fiddle player she has revitalized folk music and captured the most hardened of dissenters with intelligent, charismatic and boundary-crossing performance.
Photos from the 2014 Old Songs Festival! Photos by Bill Spence
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Old Songs Mission
SONGS, INC., centered in the New York State Capital Region,
is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to keeping TRADITIONAL
MUSIC & DANCE alive through
the presentation of festivals, concerts, dances and educational
Teumim Vice-President: Debra Burger Secretary: David Toledano Treasurer: John
Ozard Members: Debra
Burger, Chris Colarusso, Stephen Fry, Barry Ginsberg, Nancy Holroyd, Jack
Long, MaryAnn Morrison, John Roberts, George Robinson,
The Board of Directors has vacancies from time to time.
Please let us know if you are interested. (see contact info below)
Songs' 2003 purchase of a new home for its operations at
37 S Main St. in Voorheesville, NY was made possible
by a loan from the Capital
District Community Loan Fund (CDCLF), a non-profit
federally certified community development financial institution
serving the Capital Region of New York State.