#MC50 : Martin Carthy & Chris Wood in session 1987

30 September 2015

Posted by Kevin Boyd, 30 September 2015

September’s #MC50 video is a session from the popular BBC Radio “Folk On Two” show from late-1987. Chris Wood guests on two instrumental tracks and to the best of my knowledge this is the only time these two have recorded as a duo (although Chris guested on a track from Martin’s solo album “Right Of Passage” the next year).

Several months later Martin would sit in as presenter of “Folk On Two” and would feature Chris Wood as a guest. Here is the resulting interview and session:

 


#MC50 : Blue Murder live in 1987

5 July 2015

Posted by Kevin Boyd, 5 July 2015

July’s #MC50 video is a live recording of Blue Murder in their original lineup from 1987.

This lineup never formally recorded, had just two live tracks released (on Martin Carthy and Watersons box sets) and only played a handful of gigs in the late-1980s so these are rare recordings. I’ve dated this late-1987 but I failed to record the full details at the time so it could possibly be a little later – though it’s unlikely to be after 1988.

EDIT: I’ve remade and re-posted the YouTube video with some amendments and corrections. Thanks to Reinhard Zierke for some additional details.


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