First broadcast April 27, 2001

Celebrating Martin Carthy -- And Then Some

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

The first comprehensive collection of British folk legend Martin Carthy, entitled The Carthy Chronicles, has just been released by Free Reed Records in England as a 4-CD box set. We will be celebrating Carthy's immense contributions to folk music for the past 40 years by programming selections from this superb set during the next several months. Carthy will be touring in America in June. The set comes with a splendid 100-page book of biographical notes, recollections of friends and colleagues, detailed track notes and plenty of photographs. For this show, we selected cuts from the set's "Classic Carthy" disc.

We also dipped back into the past for several selections from otgers and offered up instrumental music from guitarist Ed Gerhard and Celtic fiddler Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, all of whom will be appearing in the region.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Martin Hayes/Dennis Cahill, Rolling The Barrel/The Morning Dew, The Lonesome Touch, Green Linnet

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  • Ed Gerhard, Duet, Lost Highway, Night Birds, Virtue

  • Ed Gerhard w/ Martin Simpson, Willy O'Winsbury, Counting The Ways, Virtue

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  • George Faux, The Birthday Reel/McDonald's, Farewell To The Building/The Cultural Dessert, Kellswater, Time For A Laugh And A Song, Harbourtown

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  • Martin Carthy, Scarborough Fair, Byker Hill, Cold Haily Windy Night, Carthy Chronicles, Free Reed

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  • Martin Carthy, Skewbald, Pricklie Holly Bush, Carthy Chronicles, Free Reed

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  • Robin Williamson & His Merry Band, Voices Of The Barbary Coast, Life In The Folk Lane II, Diablo

  • John Renbourn, My Sweet Potato, Life In The Folk Lane II, Diablo

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  • Martin Hayes/Dennis Cahill, Medley, The Lonesome Touch, Green Linnet

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  • Martin Carthy, Old Horse, Lovely Joan, The Maid And The Palmer, Carthy Chronicles, Free Reed

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More info in The Carthy Chronicles

More info on Ed Gerhard