Eliza Carthy (b 1975)

English vocalist , singing traditional and contemporary songs. Some albums are rock-oriented.

(Eliza Carthy also recorded with Nancy Kerr, Blue Murder, The Kings of Callicutt and Waterson:Carthy)
(Tim van Eyken has recorded solo)
(John Spiers and Jon Boden have recorded as a duo)
(Eliza Carthy is the daughter or Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson)


Heat Light and Sound1996 TopicTSCD482 
Red Rice1998 TopicTSCD2001
Red (*)1998TopicTSCD493
Rice (*)1998TopicTSCD494
Angels And Cigarettes2000 Warner9362476982 
Rough Music (**)2005 TopicTSCD544
Dreams of Breathing Underwater 2008TopicTSCD571
(*) These two albums were originally packaged together as "Red
Rice", but re-released separately later the same year.
(** Eliza Carthy and the Ratcatchers)

Collaboration -Martin Green and Eliza Carthy

Dinner2002 Heroes of Edible Musicno number

Collaboration - Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson.

Gift2010Topic  TSCD579

Collaboration - David Rotheray (guitar) with various vocalists: Eliza Carthy (2 tracks), Alasdair Roberts (1 track), Jim Causley (3 tracks),  Bella Hardy (3 tracks) et al

The Life of Birds2010 Proper?


The Definitive Collection 2003HighpointHPO 6005


Stepping Up (*)2004TopicTSCD752
Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys (**)2006Anti-G817-2
Where Have all the Flowers Gone? (Pete Seeger Tribute)(***) 1998Appleseed 1024
The Imagined Village (****)2007Real World?

(*) one track only - No Man's Jig/ Hanoverian Dance/ Three Jolly Sheepskins (from Anglicana).
(**) one track only - Rolling Sea
(***) one track only, with Billy Bragg
(****) with Martin Carthy, Paul Weller, Chris Wood, Billy Bragg, Simon Emmerson and Benjamin Zephaniah

Anthology - Eliza Carthy, Norma Waterson, June Tabor, Fairport Convention et al

Mr Straw's Hallway2000 Terra NovaCD019/020

Anthology - Altan, Kate Rusby, Beth Orton, Martin Simpson, Eliza Carthy, Joan Baez et al.

Album title. year Label. Number.
Cool as Folk: Cambridge Folk Festival (live)2007 Gott DisksGOTTCD070

Anthology, Various artists - The Morris On Band, Chris Parkinson, John Kirkpatrick, Chris Leslie, Ric Sanders Group, Jim Moray, Ric Sanders Group, Ken Nicol, Eliza Carthy and Saul Rose, Jim Causley, Show Of Hands, Fairport Convention, et al.

Mother of  All Morris2007 ? 

Best Albums(*).

Anglicana 2002
Red Rice1998
Angels and Cigarettes2000

(*) Based on critical opinion.

Popular downloads.

Rolling Sea
Follow The Dollar
10,000 Miles
Two Tears
Walk Away
Pretty Ploughboy

Session recordings.

Billy Bragg and WilcoMermaid Avenue?  

Hit albums.

Title.year.highest position.
Dreams of Breathing Underwater2008 87

Album tracks.

The Definitive Collection. Recorded 1995 - 2002. Issued on CD in 2003. Running time 68 minutes 18 seconds. Tracks taken from "Waterson:Carthy" (Waterson:Carthy 1995), "Red" (Eliza Carthy 1998, three tracks), "And the Kings of Calicut" (Eliza Carthy 1997, two tracks), "Heat, Light and Sound" (Eliza Carthy 1996), "Common Tongue" (Waterson:Carthy 1997), "Red" (Eliza Carthy, 1998), "A Dark Light" (Waterson: Carthy 2003), "Mysterious Day" (Oliver Knight 2002) and "Shining Bright - The Songs of Lal and Mike Waterson".

1. The Light DragoonTrad
2. Greenwood Laddie (song)/ Mrs Capron's Reel (instr)/ Tune (instr)Trad
3. Mother, Go Make My Bed/ Flower of Swiss CottageTrad
4. Cold, Wet and Rainy Night (song)/ The Grand Hornpipe (instr)Trad
5. Fisher BoyTrad
6. Billy Boy (song)/ The Widdow's Wedding (instr)Trad
7. French StrollerTrad
8. Stumbling OnE Waterson and O Knight
9. Blow the Winds/ The Game of DraughtsTrad
10. Mons MegTrad
11. Diego's Bold ShoreTrad
12. Go From My WindowTrad
13. Child Among the WeedsE Waterson



Last updated on 25/12/2010