WEDNESDAY 06 JUNE 2018
Lifetime Achievement Award – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014
For more than 50 years Martin Carthy MBE has remained one of the most influential figures in music, inspiring a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Richard Thompson. He’s been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.
He's a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position.
"The greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of all time"
- Q Magazine