Martin and Eliza Carthy at Wellyfest 2014!

We’re very excited to announce that Martin and Eliza Carthy are confirmed as guests for Wellyfest this year.

A review from the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, where Martin received a lifetime award, said “Few performers have been so influential and attracted so many accolades as Martin Carthy. Described as “incredible” by Bob Dylan, and hailed as “arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all” by Q Magazine, Martin was awarded an MBE for services to English music in 1998.

Martin’s daughter Eliza Carthy has continued to expand the legacy of her parents’ work, having spent 20 years updating and reinvigorating English folk in her own unique style. Her fiddle playing and singing are in a class of their own, and throughout her career Eliza has experimented with unusual musical collaborations, including the hugely successful Imagined Village project.”

Martin also featured in The York Press in January of this year click here to read the story.

The committee is delighted that Martin and Eliza will help make 2014 – the 50th festival – such a special event. Put the dates in your diary now – 24 to 27 October.