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Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy are national treasures - two of the country's finest exponents of traditional song, both endowed with rich, distinctive and authentic voices. The mother and daughter combo effortlessly engage new audiences and admirers across two generations with a combination of warmth and humanity, and that intangible, immense 'blood harmony' potency which leaves the hairs standing on the back of the neck. Between them, Norma and Eliza have three Mercury Prize nominations and have both been presented with BBC Folk Singer of the Year awards as well as innumerable other accolades.
The 2010 release of The Gift, was Norma and Eliza's much anticipated debut duo release - featuring, as this show will, a mixture of traditional classics and unexpected gems. Norma and Eliza bring these songs to life, no matter what the origin, with their wonderfully versatile and compassionate voices.
The Gift Band features impressive line-up including Martin Carthy, Phil Alexander, David Donnelly and Dave Delarre.
"Long may the dynasty flourish"- BBC Review
"Impressive, even by their standards"- The Guardian
"Two of Britain's most striking voices" - Mojo
Thank you to
Core programme and
major capital funders
The John S
With thanks to
Walker Morris LLP.
Joanne Collumbine and Keith Gillespie; Noreen Kershaw;
Mark Potter; Ian Warburton.