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Folk Music

Thursday 28
May 2015

Derby Hall At The Met

£14 Concession

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Eliza Carthy is one of the most engaging performers of her generation, she has revitalised folk music with her intelligent, charismatic and boundary-crossing performances. She has been twice nominated for the Mercury Prize and having performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists she has been honoured with an MBE for her services to folk music. She has been nominated, along with her father Martin Carthy, for Best Album for The Moral of the Elephant at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015.

Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of ballads, love songs, gospel and dance from New England and Southern Appalachia. He creates a distinctive hardcore Americana sound that ranges from the bare bones of solo unaccompanied singing to the lush multi-layered arrangements of northern roots American music.

They come together to tour in support of their new live album Bottle, a mix of traditional material from both sides of the pond featuring fiddle. electric guitar, banjo, bass drum and both Eliza and Tim's compelling vocals. Widely regarded as two of the most respected voices in traditional folksong they form a powerhouse duo that is, in turns, hilarious and heartbreaking, intense and joyful.