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Martin Carthy MBE

Britain’s leading folk interpreter.  ‘Essentially he is at his best in solo performance; his vocal style is cleanly articulated, slightly nasal with a natural vibrato, accompanied by a distinctive guitar style’.

A rare chance to see him in a more intimate environment!Martin Carthy @ Orpington Folk Club, the Change of Horses 2007

For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has 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.  Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy

Martin Carthy was awarded the MBE for services to English Music and won Singer of the Year and Best Traditional Track at the BBC Radio 2 Awards 2005.

Martin Carthy @ Orpington Folk Club, the Change of Horses 2007

Due to limited seating at the club, entrance tonight will be by ticket only.  Tickets can be obtained at club meetings.

Limited tickets will be available on the night

Singers & Musicians Night
Singers nights are a popular part of the club's program with all types of acoustic folk music and songs performed.  This is the chance for SOLO or GROUPS of singer musicians to come and showcase their talent.
Singers & Musicians Night
Mick Ryan & Pete Harris
Mick Ryan & Pete Harris @ Orpington Folk Club, the Change of Horses 2007

Mick Ryan is known as a fine singer of traditional and original material. Pete is celebrated in both folk and blues circles, playing guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, mandola, bass guitar and whistle. They have a number of CDs to their names.

Mick and Pete combine traditional, original, comic and blues material with solo, unison and harmony singing that is by turns powerful sensitive and arresting

Mick Ryan is known on the folk scene as a fine singer of traditional and original material. Folk Roots described him as "definitely the most underrated singer in the country".

Pete Harris (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, mandola, bass guitar, whistle) has worked with a number of successful bands including "The New St. George and Bursledon Village Band" and is also a fine solo performer.

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