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In praise of Martin Carthy

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Subject: In praise of Martin Carthy
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Feb 02 - 07:11 PM

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Subject: RE: In praise of Martin Carthy
From: John P
Date: 20 Feb 02 - 10:06 PM

"The Source"


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Subject: RE: In praise of Martin Carthy
From: Wolfgang
Date: 21 Feb 02 - 04:09 AM

Old threads in praise of Martin Carthy (with the odd dissenter):

Martin Carthy
Martin Carthy

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Subject: RE: In praise of Martin Carthy
From: Nemesis
Date: 21 Feb 02 - 02:19 PM

See Martin Carthy tonight Thursday at the Royal Oak, Lewes, Sussex for only three quid!!


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Subject: RE: In praise of Martin Carthy
From: GUEST,dermod in salisbury
Date: 21 Feb 02 - 02:55 PM

I remember when you could listen to Martin Carthy all night for the price of lemon tea in the Loft coffee bar in Hampsead. A class act even then, and great guy. In reading through the old thread links, his seminal influence is obviously appreciated. Sad though, poor old Burl Ives never seems to get a mention in the father figure stakes. But there you are - a mention!


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Subject: RE: In praise of Martin Carthy
From: Mr Red
Date: 21 Feb 02 - 06:06 PM

I lived with a lass who didn't like Martin Carthy - GOD! those ten years seem like another life now. UK catters who want to praise Martin might like to add their voice to the BBC website message board on Desert Island Disks.


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Subject: RE: In praise of Martin Carthy
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 22 Feb 02 - 04:28 AM

Good Lord, someone else who can remember "The Loft" in Hampstead - Spag Bol for about two shillings - unless you were performing in which case you got it free. Brings back memories of the early "Enterprise" days with "The Riversiders", then "The North West Three" and of course Terry Gould.


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Subject: RE: In praise of Martin Carthy
From: MikeofNorthumbria
Date: 22 Feb 02 - 07:12 AM

Hell yeah! The Loft, in Primrose Gardens, just off the Finchley Road was a wonderful place. I had a regular Friday night gig there for a few weeks in 1964, and although the pay wasn't too generous (fifteen shillings, a plate of spag boll, and as many cups of tea or coffee as you could drink) the company was always great.

In those far-off days, the young Carthy was already recognised as a phenomenal singer and guitarist - but hasn't he come a long way since then? An amazing musician, a great entertainer, and an all round good chap. But what I'd particularly stress (for anyone who hasn't already noticed it) is his massive artistic integrity.

At several points in his career, Martin established a repertoire and a performing style which gained the respect and admiration of a substantial audience. Each time, he could have kept his public happy and himself gainfully employed more or less indefinitely by staying put. But he kept on looking for new challenges, re-thinking or discarding material that no longer satisfied him, and rebuilding his style and technique from the ground up whenever this seemed desirable.

Like many of his admirers, I found a few of his experiments uncongenial(though they were always thought-provoking.) But even when these experiments turned some former supporters against him entirely, he didn't rage or sulk, he just kept doing what he felt he had to do until they caught up with him again. Which mostly they did. All too few artists, in any genre, have that kind of honesty, and that much courage. So well done Martin - keep on surprising us!

Wassail!


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Subject: RE: In praise of Martin Carthy
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 01:28 AM

refresh, there is a good mini biography on the bbc 2 website.


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Subject: RE: In praise of Martin Carthy
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 03:47 AM

Aye---a brilliant guitarist, and accomplished performer; but if Martin's opening offering was a dirge[ and he knows a thousand--], I adjourned to the nearest bar till the local floor singers came round again!


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Subject: RE: In praise of Martin Carthy
From: pavane
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 03:49 AM

Back in 1971 I came across, and sadly didn't buy, a deleted LP by a group called '3 city 4' which it said included Martin Carty and Leon Rosselson. Does anyone remember them? Who else was with them?


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Subject: RE: In praise of Martin Carthy
From: GUEST,Wee Tam
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 04:41 AM

Martin Carthy and Jimmie MacGregor both have MBEs, members of the British Empire. Astonishing or what?
Wee Tam.


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Subject: RE: In praise of Martin Carthy
From: Harry Basnett
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 07:41 AM

Martin is appearing at the Open Door, Extravaganza 3 at the Bull's Head, Oldham Road, Failsworth, Manchester on Sunday, October 20th. See 'Manchester, Extravaganza 3' thread for details!


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Subject: RE: In praise of Martin Carthy
From: John Routledge
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 07:50 AM

An ideal opportunity to give a 2002 appraisal of the man's talent :0)


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Subject: RE: In praise of Martin Carthy
From: okthen
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 01:12 PM

Colchester folk club, Monday 14th oct, Carthy & (hopefully) Swarbrick, what mountains have these two moved without really trying.


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