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27 May 2016

Folk music royalty heading for Loughborough

Two members of the Royal Family of Folk will join forces on 1 June when father and daughter Martin and Eliza Carthy perform songs from their first ever duo album of traditional material together.

Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators for the past 40 years.

His most significant works are arguably 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.

In June 1998, Martin was appointed an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours and has received countless awards including the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Track on two occasions.

Daughter, Eliza Carthy, is one of the most impressive and engaging performers of her generation and has spearheaded the re-emergence of English traditional music as a vibrant, exciting genre.

Twice nominated for the Mercury Prize and winner of numerous other accolades over a 20 year career, Eliza has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists including, Paul Weller, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Patrick Wolf and Bob Neuwirth.

The performance will begin at 7.30pm at the Cope Auditorium. Tickets can be bought online at or from the LU Arts Box Office at Loughborough Town Hall on 01509 231914.