NORMAFEST: A message from Eliza

3 January 2016

Posted by Kevin Boyd, 3 January 2016

Dear friends,

Normafest is coming up this weekend, Friday and Saturday, and as a family we have a small favour to ask please. Even if you’re not coming (you should, by the way, as it’s going to be ace ;-)) could you please share our link below? It would mean a great deal to us. This event is our loving attempt to keep mam singing without the need to travel, which as you know has caused her such pain in the past. The artists on the bill are giving their time for almost nothing, this is completely non-profit.

Tickets are selling well and we are over our ‘break even’ point for staging the event, but it would be great now to see that our generous musician friends and family get paid a decent amount of money! One last push this week will really help this family, and maybe help us to stage this for years to come, to celebrate our gorgeous mam and her singular talent.

Happy New Year everybody. And please do come if you can, it’s really going to be very special.

x Eliza


Photo Gallery: The Gift Band, 7 December 2013

8 December 2013

Posted by Kevin Boyd, 8 December 2013

The Gift Band returned to the road in December 2013 and I caught their show at the Met Theatre in Bury on 7 December. Here are a few shots from that show.

Review: The Gift Band with Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 3 December 2012

15 December 2012

Posted by Kevin Boyd, 15 December 2012

Read my review of the opening night of the Gift Band’s recent UK tour on the Northern Sky website.


Click on image to go to the review

I was also asked by Northern Sky editor Allan Wilkinson to select a couple of tracks from the “Gift” album to be played on the Christmas 2012 Northern Sky Vaults radio programme. Here’s what I chose:

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