Eliza Carthy

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Norma Waterson was one of folk’s greatest voices – and greatest people
The British folk singer, who has died aged 82, was proud of the music she made – and her warmth as well as her toughness sang loudly in her songs

Jude Rogers

31, Jan, 2022 @3:30 PM

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Norma Waterson obituary
Celebrated singer of traditional English folk music whose embrace of other musical styles won her a wide following

Robin Denselow

31, Jan, 2022 @1:55 PM

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Norma Waterson, celebrated British folk singer, dies aged 82
Musician acclaimed for work with siblings and husband Martin Carthy in the Watersons had been suffering from pneumonia

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

31, Jan, 2022 @11:58 AM

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Carthy folk dynasty appeals for financial support after income ‘dried up’ during pandemic
Eliza Carthy said her parents Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson were ‘struggling to survive’ after Covid-19 left them without revenues from live performances

Laura Snapes

13, Jan, 2022 @4:19 PM

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Jack Lear review – Shakespeare, shanties and a raging Barrie Rutter
Dementia drama and Jacobean bloodbath sit uneasily alongside each other in a reworking of King Lear during the fishing industry’s dying days

Mark Fisher

28, Jan, 2019 @9:46 AM

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Jack Lear review – Shakespeare gets a gripping sea change
Barrie Rutter revives Ben Benison’s reworking of King Lear set in a 21st-century fishing community with action-packed success

Clare Brennan

27, Jan, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Raw, brutal masterpieces: 2018's best folk albums
Lisa O’Neill, Lori Watson, Trembling Bells, Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy were among the many standout acts in a very distinguished year for the genre

Jude Rogers

14, Dec, 2018 @8:30 AM

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Cambridge folk festival review – verve and energy in a female-focused weekend
Rhiannon Giddens, Patti Smith and First Aid Kit kicked up a storm, but with mellower moments from the likes of Eric Bibb and Darlingside this was a wide-ranging and happy festival

Colin Irwin

06, Aug, 2018 @10:40 AM

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Folk CD of the month: Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with the Gift Band: Anchor review
Joy and bruised melancholy combine on this extraordinary release, made after the trials of illness

Jude Rogers

01, Jun, 2018 @7:30 AM

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Bright Phoebus Revisited review – Watersons bring a cult classic back to life
A stirring celebration of Mike and Lal Waterson’s great lost folk album gathered daughters, sons, cousins and uncles – plus an Arcade Fire star

Kate Molleson

25, Jan, 2018 @1:05 PM

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Womad review – from Mexico to Mali, ska to the squeezebox, world music celebrates fusion
Seu Jorge did Bowie, Estonian folkies took on bagpiping and a knock-out celebration of global sounds was packed with highlights despite a rainy weekend

Robin Denselow

31, Jul, 2017 @2:26 PM

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Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band: Big Machine review – furious, timely folk

Robin Denselow

02, Feb, 2017 @6:45 PM

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