If it ever finds a publisher, Ken Hunt’s proposed two-part Martin Carthy biography will doubtless become the definitive work on the subject, but until that happens we have to content ourselves with a number of shorter online versions.

“A (very) brief biography” by Kevin Boyd
Martin Carthy “In His Own Words”
“Rigs of the Time” sleeve notes by John Crosby (1993)
Alan Bearman Music artist biography (2009/10)
Acorn Entertainments press release (late 1980s)

Listen to Martin talk extensively about his early musical influences in this interview with Jim Lloyd from BBC Radio 2’s “Folk On Two” programme broadcast in October 1989.

Elsewhere online you’ll find the following short biographies:

Reinhard Zierke’s Martin Carthy biography
Wikipedia’s Martin Carthy entry
Yahoo Music
Stephen Yarwood’s fan page
Artist Direct

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