From Liza’s set during Live at the Folk On Foot Front Room Festival 2
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Eliza Carthy takes over, talking Mark through her favourite tracks and playing live.
Eliza Carthy takes over the Folk Show from the comfort of her North Yorkshire home.
One of the UK’s great folk voices, she talks Mark through her favourite folk tracks and introduces exclusive session tracks recorded at home.
Eliza’s long career has seen her emerge from the esteemed Waterson-Carthy family and establish herself as one of the most talented and inventive musicians in folk.
Her latest album, a duo project with Fife-based producer Ben Seal, is called Through That Sound (My Secret Was Known).
She co-hosts this week’s Folk Show from Robin Hood’s Bay, where she is locked down with parents Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy.
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The story of one of the great folk singers and writers of our time, Lal Waterson.
Lal Waterson’s voice was stark but captivating and it’s been said that the songs she wrote were close to German cabaret or chanson. They were lyrically ambitious and melodically powerful. Since her death in 1998, her reputation has grown and now she is placed alongside the great singer song-writers like Nick Drake and Richard Thompson. She was a member of the famous Waterson family and numbered among other relatives the folk singer Martin Carthy and his daughter Eliza. In this feature, Robin Denselow explores the life and legacy of Lal Waterson and assesses her impact on song-writers today.
Producer: Emma Kingsley First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2010.