Eliza Carthy

Eliza Carthy

Folk star Eliza Carthy let us in on her PRS for Music Foundation commission for the upcoming New Music Biennial 2017…

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 26 Oct 2016
  • min read
Folk artist Eliza Carthy is one of the genres biggest stars, having followed in the footsteps of her parents singer/guitarist Martin Carthy and singer Norma Waterson.

She was championed from an early age by John Peel, Andy Kershaw and Billy Bragg and is the winner of five BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and currently associate artist at Sage Gateshead.

Eliza’s new piece, Rivers and Railways, is a collaboration with celebrated sonic adventurers Moulettes, exploring the theme of what makes a city what it is when it is perched on the edge of a place, a port, a destination, an identity. We caught up with her at the Southbank to hear more about her work and involvement with the biennial.

Listen to our interview below.


Listen to our previous interview fellow New Music Biennial composer Daniel Elms.