Carthy duo in intimate concert

A RARE opportunity to see a Robin Hood’s Bay father and daughter folk duo perform in concert is in store for music-lovers this New Year.

Martin Carthy and his daughter Eliza will play an intimate gig in nearby Farndale on Saturday 17 March - St Patrick’s Day.

Music legend Martin is famed for introducing Bob Dylan and Paul Simon to English folk and inspired their recordings of Girl From the North Country and Scarborough Fair respectively.

Dylan - with whom Carthy famously trashed a piano for fuel in the Arctic winter of 1962 - later called Martin “incredible”.

Five decades on, his towering importance within the folk tradition has made Martin Carthy almost transcendent.

His daughter Eliza Carthy is a superstar in her own right - a demon fiddler with an incredible back catalogue, she has been key in helping the family dynasty propel English folk music into the 21st century.

Their pair have both won a clutch of music industry awards.

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