Norma Waterson, Martin Carthy & Chris Parkinson

Date: 15 Jun 2008 - 19:30
End Date: 15 Jun 2008 - 22:25
Promoter: HItchin Folk Club
Event details:

For more than 30 years Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy have been at the forefront of the English folk scene.

Martin Carthy is a much loved and enormously influential figure in English folk music and has been for over 40 years. He has appeared and recorded solo, as a duo with fiddler Dave Swarbrick, and as part of bands The Watersons, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey and Blue Murder. Awarded the MBE in 1998, Martin has been the subject of various TV documentaries and has received a spectrum of BBC Folk Awards.

Norma Waterson, another BBC Folk Award recipient, is a founder member of groundbreaking harmony group ('the Folk Beatles') The Watersons, and a fellow member of Blue Murder. Norma has also been awarded the MBE, and was the first folk artist to be nominated for a Mercury Music Prize when she famously very nearly pipped Pulp to first place.

Chris Parkinson has played music since the age of five, starting with the harmonica, and moving on to piano, guitar, concertina, tin whistle, melodeon, piano accordion and keyboards, and even a little time playing the fiddle. He plays traditional folk music of UK, Europe and beyond, and is also no mean hand at blues, rock & roll, and even a bit of jazz.
February 2006 saw a somewhat historic milestone, it was just 50 years since Chris first played harmonica on stage.

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