`The greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of all time'
- Q Magazine
Lifetime Achievement Award - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014
Best Traditional Track - BBC Folk Awards 2005
Folk Singer of the Year - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2002
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For more than 50 years Martin Carthy MBE has remained one of the most influential figures in music, inspiring a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Richard Thompson. He’s 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) have resulted in more than 40 albums. 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.