Martin Carthy at Headon Village Hall

by | 1 June 2017 | Community Event, Music, Performing Arts, Retford

Village Hall Music is a series of mainly folk/Celtic concerts featuring the best there is in this genre. They take place at Headon Village Hall, three or four times per year, and are held on the hall’s quirky triangular stage, built to reach all parts of the dog-leg auditorium (rather a grand description, but there you are!). This time, organisers are proud to have Martin Carthy as the guest.

Martin has been, for more than 40 years, one of folk music’s best loved, enthusiastic and quietly controversial figures. He has a stage presence and natural charm that wins him admirers from both the folk scene and beyond. Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer and collector, he is master of the ballad of substance, telling stories be they traditional or contemporary. Martin has found a style and level of skill which he has maintained over the years. There is no-one like him!

Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums. Perhaps most significant of all are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon on both sides of the Atlantic. The concert is on 24th June starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12/£10 concessions and are available from Dave Burton on 01777 248085 or jimsdad7@btinternet.com.