KEEP THAT FESTIVAL FEELING GOING ALL YEAR LONG WITH THE PHILADELPHIA FOLKSONG SOCIETY DIGITAL CONCERT VENUE!
Okay Fest Family! We’ve heard you LOUD AND CLEAR! You don’t love having the Digital Concert Venue on Facebook, but you did love the digital Festival… SO LET’S MOVE THE DIGITAL CONCERT VENUE TO OUR DIGITAL FESTIVAL PLATFORM.
ALL CONCERTS WILL GO LIVE AT THEIR START TIME WITH AN INTRO FROM PFS AND THE ARTIST WILL BEGIN AT FIVE PAST. IF YOU ARE LATE OR MISS THE CONCERT, DO NOT FRET AS IT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON DEMAND FOLLOWING THE EVENT!
Join us for MBE Folking Award Soloist of the Year Eliza Carthy and an EXCLUSIVE Fiddle Workshop before the concert: https://folksongsociety.wufoo.com/forms/virtual-fiddling-demystified-with-eliza-carthy/
About Eliza Carthy:
If there is one musician who embodies the dynamism and vitality of the current English folk revival, it’s Eliza Carthy. Beloved of staunch traditionalists and iconoclasts alike, Eliza’s music effortlessly crosses boundaries of genre and style. Whether performing a centuries-old ballad or a self-written song, her powerful, nuanced voice, fiercely beautiful fiddle playing and mesmerizing live performances have influenced a whole generation of young musicians.
Describing herself simply as a “modern English musician”, Eliza Carthy is one of the most recognisable faces in British folk. Born into a formidable musical dynasty, her mother Norma was one of The Watersons (whose tight harmony arrangements of traditional songs became one of the defining sounds of the 1960s folk revival) and her father Martin Carthy is a hugely influential singer and guitarist. Making music with her family has been a constant throughout her life, beginning when she joined The Waterdaughters at the age of 13 and continuing to this day. In recent years, she has released the award-winning album The Moral of the Elephant (2014) with her father, as well as Gift (2010) and Anchor (2018) with The Gift Band, a loose collective featuring many members of her extended family. She has also curated NormaFest, an annual celebration of her mother’s continuing contribution to the folk tradition.
Steeped in the folk traditions of England from an early age, the incredible range of traditional and contemporary musicians who were part of the extended Waterson/Carthy world helped her develop her own unique approach to this music.
Launching head-on into the scene in the early 90s, she quickly became one of its great innovators. Championed from an early age by the likes of John Peel, Andy Kershaw, Billy Bragg and Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis, Eliza has rarely stood still artistically. From the purest unaccompanied traditional songs to original music incorporating myriad influences, she has moved through English folk music like a force of nature, both stirring it up and putting it back on the map through television, radio and live performance.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO ASSOCIATED TECHNOLOGY COSTS IN PROVIDING THIS CONCERT ON OUR OWN STREAMING PLATFORM INSTEAD OF FACEBOOK, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PLEASE CONSIDER PURCHASING YOUR TICKET AT THE $15 OR ABOVE LEVEL IF POSSIBLE TO OFFSET THESE COSTS.
We thank you so much for your support and understanding in a time of so much uncertainty. Sending much love to our entire extended folk family. Stay well.
Philadelphia Folksong Society