Interviewed by Ben Salfield
A rare chance to see one of the greatest of all Irish singers and musicians, in an intimate solo show. Andy has been hailed as “a tradition in himself ”, and has spent a 50+ year career playing in a dazzling variety of bands, notably Planxty and Patrick Street, and with such names as Christy Moore, Paul Brady and Dick Gaughan.
Tickets £12.50 Children half priceBook Online
£4 on the door. Proceeds in aid of the Constantine Cricket Club.
The old chapel building revisits its roots!
Following two sell out Cornish Folk Concerts held in recent months, Will Keating, one of The Oggymen, brings his talented musician friends to The Tolmen Centre for the first time. Award winning Banjo player John Dowling will be joining Will, along with veteran musician Claudia Colmer on her 300yr old Double Bass. Will Keating will be performing songs from his highly acclaimed debut solo album, Cornwall My Home, and other Cornish folk favourites. Other guest performers will be announced, for what will be a fun filled evening of Cornish Folk.
Pre-show meals available from our cafe from 6pm but ONLY if pre-booked via 01326 341353.Book Online
A delicious Valentine’s Day recital of romantic music sung by Melanie Uren. Complete the evening’s delights with a candlelit supper. In aid of the Museum. Recital only: £5, with Supper £10.
Martin Carthy is an English folk singer and guitarist who has remained one of the most influential figures in British traditional music, inspiring contemporaries such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon and later artists such as Richard Thompson since he emerged as a young musician in the early days of the folk revival.
He was born in Hatfield on May 21, 1941 and grew up in Hampstead, London. After training as an actor he sang in coffee bars. He became a resident at the Troubador folk club in Earls Court in the late 1950s. He joined Redd Sullivan’s Thameside Four in 1961. He is a renowned solo performer of traditional songs in a very distinctive style, accompanying himself on his trusty old Martin Guitar; his style is marked by the use of alternate tunings, and a strongly percussive picking style that emphasizes the melody. His debut album, Martin Carthy, was released in 1965, and also featured Dave Swarbrick playing fiddle on some tracks, although he was not mentioned in the album’s sleeve notes.
He has also been involved with many musical collaborations. He has sung with The Watersons since 1972, was an early member of the UK folk rock group Steeleye Span, and was part of the innovative Brass Monkey ensemble, which mixed a range of brass instruments with Carthy’s guitar and mandolin and John Kirkpatrick’s accordion, melodeon and concertina.