Carthy/Waterson family links
Official and unofficial sites where content is mostly devoted to the Waterson family.
- The official family site hasn’t been updated since 2009.
- Reinhard Zierke took over Garry Gillard’s excellent Watersons site a few years ago. Features extensive discographies, biographies and song lyrics and lots more for Martin, Eliza and the Watersons.
- BBC Radio’s Carthy pages include a biography and discography.
- Details of Free Reed’s 4-cd box set including ordering info and full track listing.
- BBC4’s Carthy documentary
- Details of Martin’s Honorary Doctorate ceremony at the University of Sheffield
- With links to this Eliza page
Concert and CD reviews.
- Carthy Chronicles review
- Alan Murray’s interview with Martin
- Review of 2002 London Martin Carthy Union Chapel gig (also available here)
- Review of A Dark Light
- Waterson:Carthy live review, Salford 2003
- Another review
- Martin live review, Leeds 2003
- Norma Interview and some photos
- Waterson:Carthy. Live in Yorkshire, 2000
- Brass Monkey and Eliza reviews
- Waterson:Carthy . Live in USA, 2002
- Eliza article
- Review of Wood, Wilson, Carthy live date, Basingstoke, UK, January 2001.
- German review of Carthy Chronicles
Related Artists, etc…
Friends and colleagues with whom Martin Carthy has collaborated
- Steeleye Span, Sandy Denny, Trevor Lucas, The Watersons,Martin Carthy,Eliza Carthy, Ashley Hutchings, Joseph Taylor,The Kipper Family
- Swarb’s official website
- With Blue Murder section
- 60th Birthday concert guest (also in the original French)
- Chris Wood
- Also see here for soundfiles (some featuring MC)
- Ashley Hutchings website
- Les Barker
- Rory Gallagher tribute album featuring MC. Also see here
- The Free Reeds box set
- Good post-obit Swarb interview
- Short 1977 article from great Steeleye fan site
Another great Unofficial Steeleye Span page
Another Chris Parkinson site
A Jody Stecher review
- Official website
- Yet more Steeleye Span
Songs & Tunes
Words, music and research materials for some of the songs Martin Carthy has sung, and for English folk music and songs in general
- Carthy discusses Dylan and Lord Franklin
More about Lord Franklin
- BBC Radio 2’s Sold On Song takes an in-depth look at Carthy’s classic 60s arrangement and some other versions. Vote for your favourite.
- If you thought size didn’t matter, prepare to be proved wrong with the full transcription of Carthy’s 32-verse epic; choose from the “Shearwater” or “Kershaw Sessions” versions
- From Reinhard Zierke’s Martin Carthy site
Amateur and professional photographers display their work
- Photo gallery section of the official family website
- ‘Carthy’ search results
- A couple of early-70s B/Ws of MC, plus links to a more extensive photo-archive.
- Some excellent photos of Martin live in October 2004
- A couple of nice pictures
Buying & Selling
Where to obtain (or offload) new or second-hand Carthy-related items online.
- The official Topic site includes all current Topic artists and full label catalogue.
- Go direct to the Carthy items.
- Amazon’s Martin Carthy search result pages
- Despite an unusually poor quality audio-track (on VHS copies at least) Martin’s video guitar tutor is still mostly excellent. Now on DVD – buy it here.
- DVD compilation of guitar lessons featuring excerpts from the above.
- You’ve bought the video tutor; now buy yourself a genuine Martin Carthy signature edition Martin guitar from the Martin & Co website. Full model specifications and detailed photos are here.
- Buy Carthy Chronicles and other Folk / Roots titles from this US-based “unique, small retailer of music from around the world.”
Miscellaneous & Author’s Favourites
Some odds and ends plus my own non-Carthy related favourites.
- Some interesting pics of singers/morris dancers etc from North West England
- US folk music magazine still going strong
- The major UK folk, roots and world music magazine