What’s On

Friday 3 May
Eliza Carthy and Martin Carthy

Martin Carthy is one of folk music’s greatest innovators. 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, his wife Norma Waterson and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than forty albums.

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.

Eliza Carthy is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and engaging performers of her generation. Twice nominated for a Mercury Prize and winner of innumerable other accolades over a twenty year career, Eliza has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists including Paul Weller, Rufus and Martha Wainwright and Bob Neuwirth. More than most, Eliza Carthy has revitalised folk music and captured the most hardened of dissenters with intelligent, charismatic and boundary-crossing performance.

Doors and bar 7.00pm, start time 8.00pm

Tickets: £18 advance, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £10 under 18s.

Click here for tickets or phone 01726 879500

Tickets also available from Calstock Arts on Friday 4, 11, 18, 25, 30 January and Friday 8 February – 10am-12am. In the evenings, again from Calstock Arts, at all events in January – 7.00pm-8.00pm.

From mid-February, Limekiln Gallery will again be open for local ticket sales – opening times 11.00am to 5.00pm Tuesday to Saturday.