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  • 1Whirly Whorl03:13
  • 2The Snow It Melts the Soonest04:40
  • 3The Company of Men03:26
  • 4Jacky Tar03:17
  • 5Stumbling On03:17
  • 6Mohair03:22
  • 7Mr Magnifico05:58
  • 8My Father's Mansion03:50
  • 9Space Girl04:29
  • 10Two Tears03:44
  • 11Blood on My Boots06:06
  • 12Pretty Plough Boy04:54
  • 13In London So Fair07:06
  • 14Accordion Song04:20
  • 15Good Morning Mr Walker04:03
  • Total Runtime01:05:45

Info for Queen of the Whirl

Eliza Carthy & The Restitution' album Queen of the Whirl marks her 30th year as a professional musician and includes 15 reworked tracks from her long career.

Describing herself simply as a 'modern English musician', Eliza Carthy is one of the most recognizable faces in British folk. From the purest unaccompanied traditional songs to original music incorporating myriad influences, she has moved through English folk music like a force of nature, both stirring it up & putting it back on the map, and as a member of big bands The Imagined Village, and the musical force-of-nature that was The Wayward Band she has headlined main stages at festivals around the world. With a wealth of musical & life experience under her belt, Eliza's talent has matured and is flourishing. She continues to bring new audiences to English folk through well-judged recordings, performances, and collaborations with the likes of Paul Weller, Jools Holland, Patrick Wolf, and Kate Tempest.

Eliza Carthy, fiddle, vocals
David Delarre, guitar
Ben Seal, bass
Phil Alexander, keyboards
Willy Molleson, drums
The Sweet Rosemarys (on track 4)

Eliza Carthy
(MBE) is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and engaging performers of her generation. Twice nominated for the Mercury Prize and winner of innumerable other accolades over a 25-year career, Eliza has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists including Paul Weller, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Nick Cave, Patrick Wolf and Bob Neuwirth. More than most, Eliza Carthy has revitalised folk music and captured the most hardened of dissenters with intelligent, charismatic and boundary-crossing performance.

Eliza grew up immersed in the world of traditional music. She still divides her time between touring and recording with her legendary parents, Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson as well as engaging in numerous pioneering solo and band projects, including work recently with Kate Tempest (BBC Radio 6 festival 2014) and In what has become something of a parallel career, Eliza has co-presented the BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards, been a regular guest-presenter on the BBC Radio 2 Mark Radcliffe Show and has made many appearances on BBC TVs ‘Later with Jools’. In her own right, Eliza has been the subject of an hour-long ITV documentary (‘Heaven & Earth’) and ‘My Music’ on Channel 5. Comedian and writer Stewart Lee described Eliza as “Not the Messiah, but a very naughty girl”.

She has recently branched out also into theatre composing for acclaimed British director Barrie Rutter OBE at Shakespeare’s Globe and Hull Truck Theatre, and in film work both on-set and off for producer/composer Kate St John and her husband Neill Maccoll (Far From the Madding Crowd, Tulip Fever).

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