#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:

 

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#MC50 : Carthy & Swarbrick 1988 BBC Session

1 June 2015

Posted by Kevin Boyd, 1 June 2015

June’s #MC50 YouTube video, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin Carthy’s debut solo album, is a session recorded by Martin and Dave Swarbrick in October 1988 at the BBC Pebble Mill studios for the BBC Folk On Two show.

The session was recorded half way through their First Farewell Tour – their first major set of gigs since they had split in 1969 – and includes a number of rare or unique recordings. It was broadcast on 12 October 1988 on BBC Radio 2 and the photos are from their gig in Rotherham the following night (not Sheffield, as the broadcast suggests).


#MC50 : 2004 Kershaw Session

3 April 2015

Posted by Kevin Boyd, 3 April 2015

Here’s April’s #MC50 YouTube video featuring tracks from Martin’s 2004 session for the BBC Andy Kershaw Show. #MC50 features rare and unreleased tracks from Martin’s career in a series of videos celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin’s debut album.

The original show also included an extended interview with Martin and you can hear the complete session here:


 

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