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Martin & Eliza Carthy, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Five starsMartin & Eliza Carthy, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 6 June 2014.

Father and daughter are onstage to launch their new album – and their first together – The Moral Of The Elephant. It’s the perfect partner to the mother/daughter pairing on Eliza and Norma Waterson’s The Gift a couple of years ago.

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Review: Bright Phoebus Revisited, The Barbican

Five starsBarbican, London, 11 October 2013

The album Bright Phoebus is a modern folk classic, a game-changer in the way of Dylan going electric. The contemporaneous nature of the songs, far from The Watersons’ own roots in traditional folk music, earned them much criticism. Mike Waterson’s sunnier, pop-tinged songs earned comparisons with The Beatles, while his sister, Lal, wrote intriguingly dark, earthy, mystical songs, at once fragile and primal. Continue reading