Tag Archives: Martin Carthy

Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair is a very old song, according to Wikipedia dating back at least to 1670, and probably much earlier.  Here are three versions from the mid-sixties. The first from Martin Carthy was released in 1965, on his first album: The … Continue reading

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Solid Air – Norma Waterson

I don’t know how I missed this, but I just discovered yesterday: More about the album: The Very Thought of You On her second solo album the Grande Dame of British folk is presenting us with a surprising, inspired selection … Continue reading

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More from Renbourn and Friends

For all its faults, Youtube does have some extraordinary material, such as this Danish documentary on the music scene in London’s Soho in 1967. It starts with a very atypical 30’s style duet from Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, followed … Continue reading

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