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Posted By: stevewise
18-Jul-08 - 06:11 AM
Thread Name: Honorary doctorate for m.carthy
Subject: RE: Honorary doctorate for m.carthy
here is the citation from the University of Sheffield website, from when he was awarded a DMus in 2001

Mr Martin Carthy. An outstanding singer, virtuoso guitarist and scholar whose research involves the collection of song materials, their editing into performance versions and the assembly of contextual songlore. He has been described as 'the single most influential and celebrated living figure on the English roots music scene', and his career has encompassed the whole of the 'revival' period in British folk music from the 1960s onward. He lives in Yorkshire. He is appearing on stage in Sheffield next month and on 13 November he is giving a recital of English song with his partner Norma Waterson in Firth Hall (beginning at 7.30pm).