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Eliza Carthy & Nancy Kerr


Country of origin:

England

Type of music generally:

Traditional folk

Status:

Final album as a duo On Reflection (compilation, 2002); final release of all-new material, shape of scrape (1995)

See also:

Eliza Carthy's site

Wikipedia's entry on Eliza Carthy

Nancy Kerr's site

The Ectophiles' Guide entries for Eliza Carthy's other projects: Eliza Carthy's solo work, Waterson:Carthy

Comparisons:

Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, Silly Sisters (though have a lot of instrumentals)

Covers/own material:

Traditional British folk

General comments:

Eliza Carthy is Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson's daughter, and is part of their Waterson:Carthy trio recording. Enjoyable lively, traditional folk music. Overall, I think I prefer Eliza Carthy's later work, but there is much to enjoy in their two albums for those who like stripped-down traditional music. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

Eliza Carthy & Nancy Kerr

Recordings:


Eliza Carthy & Nancy Kerr

Release info:

1993—Mrs. Casey Records—MCRDCD 3991

Availability:

U.K. and U.S.

Ecto priority:

Recommended for lovers of fiddle music & traditional English folk.

Group members:

Eliza Carthy—fiddle, guitar, vocals
Nancy Kerr—fiddle, vocals
Daniel Wood—piano

Guest artists:

Adrian L'Amour, Daniel DeVine, Ray "Riah" Williams

Produced by:

Steve Heap, Ray, Nancy and Liza

Comments:

A fun beginning—I think this is probably the start of something wonderful. (Neile)

shape of scrape

Release info:

1995—Mrs. Casey Records—MCRDCD 5992

Availability:

U.K.

Ecto priority:

Recommended for lovers of fiddle music & traditional English folk.

Group members:

Eliza Carthy—fiddle, vocals
Nancy Kerr—fiddle, vocals

Guest artists:

Saul Rose—melodeon
Ian Carr—guitar

Produced by:

Nancy and Eliza with Ray

Comments:

This has some lovely, lively moments. I especially like songs like "I Know My Love" which show off how well their voices work together. Good renditions of traditional folksongs and lively reels. I prefer Eliza Carthy's other work better, though. (Neile)

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