Friday 14th October – The Lighthouse, Poole   Leave a comment

During the evening Margaret and I joined our friends Gio and Jessica Pietrangelo at the Lighthouse (formerly Poole Arts Centre). At Gio’s recommendation we went to see Eliza Carthy, a folk singer and musician.  See

I first heard her father, Martin Carthy sing in 1969 when the newly formed Steeleye Span played in Leeds. I remember that evening well, folk purists walking out because they played electric guitars, whilst the rest of us enjoyed a wonderful concert, well worth the two shillings (10p) admission!

I later came across the Eliza singing on the wonderful Imagined Village CDs but hadn’t realised she was part of the Waterson musical family dynasty.


The evening started with a set from her cousins, Marie Waterson and Oliver Knight


In the main set Eliza played electric guitar, what looked like an electric mandolin, fiddle and accordion and was accompanied by piano and organ, cello, double bass and drums. A highly entertaining evening.

Eliza Carthy and band

Posted October 16, 2011 by gryllosblog in Uncategorized

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