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Special concert full of family folk

Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson, who will be performing at Hebden Bridge Picture House on December 4

Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson, who will be performing at Hebden Bridge Picture House on December 4

Two of the country’s finest traditional folk singers will be coming to the upper Calder Valley tonight (Tuesday, December 4).

Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy will give a special concert at Hebden Bridge Picture House, New Road.

With their rich, distinctive and authentic voices, the mother and daughter have effortlessly engaged new audiences and admirers across two generations.

Between them, Norma and Eliza have three Mercury Prize nominations and have both been presented with BBC Folk Singer of the Year awards - Norma in 2001 and Eliza in 2003 - as well as numerous other accolades.

Norma and Eliza will be touring as a six-piece band including Martin Carthy.

They will be performing traditional classics as well as some unexpected gems.

A spokesperson said: “Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy bring all these songs to life, no matter what the origin, with their wonderfully versatile and compassionate voices.”

Doors open at 7.30pm.

Tickets priced £18.50/£16.50 are available from.meltingvinyl.com, www.seetickets.com or www.ticketweb.com.

They can also be purchased by calling Hebden Bridge Picture House on 01422 842807 or the Victoria Theatre box office on 01422 351158.

All ages are welcome, but under 14s must be accompanied.

 

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