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Folk hero to perform in Medway

Date: 31/10/2008           Category: Arts and Libraries

One of the best loved and respected figures on the folk music scene, Martin Carthy MBE will perform at The Central Theatre’s Folk Cellar evening next month. An acknowledged influence on both Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, Carthy was consumed by the skiffle boom as a teenager before his own pioneering ventures took him into the heart of 1960s London and the folk explosion. This led to three decades of celebrated performances with his wife Norma, and more recently tours and recordings with their daughter Eliza - a leading light of the new generation of folk performers. In recent years Carthy has been named Folk Singer of the Year by the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and been the subject of a BBC4 documentary celebrating his life and work. His performances hinge on powerful storytelling, combined with a guitar style that’s both melodic and percussive, delivered with a welcoming humility that envelops his audience from start to finish. Martin Carthy performs at the Folk Cellar on Tuesday, 11 November at 8pm. Tickets cost £8, folk mailing list members and Friends of The Central Theatre £7, and are available from the box office on 01634 338338 or online at www.medway.gov.uk/theatrebooking ENDS For further information please contact Lisa Caleno on 01634 338308 or email lisa.caleno@medway.gov.uk