Martin Carthy in Song & Conversation with Jon Wilks + Holly Clarke

Martin Carthy & Jon Wilks

Tuesday 12th December
7.30pm GMT
(doors 7.15pm)

Please note, the gig will begin promptly with Holly Clarke at 7.30pm, before Martin Carthy and Jon Wilks take to the stage at 8pm.

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This gig will include a support set from Holly Clarke. Holly will play at 7.30pm, before Martin and Jon take to the stage at 8pm.

Live at Sam’s and Live to Your Living Room present ‘Remember Me to One Who Lives There‘ – an extra-special chance to hear master craftsman Martin Carthy perform and reminisce on his illustrious career in folk song to date, with musical interludes and conversation with his talented friend, musician and journalist, Jon Wilks (Tradfolk).

Martin has an insatiable musical curiosity…and a lifetime of wonderful stories and songs to share. There will also be a chance for audiences to ask freely questions of this mighty oak of the English folk tradition. Expect frank and fascinating insights into all manner of subjects…from Scarborough Fair to the Beastie Boys!

This hybrid gig will be held at St Andrew’s Church in Sheffield, as well as being livestreamed to wherever you are. Tickets to watch in person are available here.


About Martin Carthy

82 this year, Martin Carthy is one in a million: one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. A consummate storyteller, singer, guitarist, oral historian, he is renowned for his settings of traditional songs as well as his authoritative interpretations of newly composed material. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it…from Bob Dylan to Billy Bragg.

Martin was a key player in the English folk revival and remains as relevant to stages today as he was in the heyday of Soho folk clubs. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick, his much-missed wife (the legendary Norma Waterson) and his talented daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums. Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums over the decades…but the great news is that there is a new one in the pipeline, revisiting previously recorded material which has evolved over the years – sometimes radically – to sit more naturally within Martin’s canon of songs.


About Jon Wilks

Jon Wilks is an acclaimed fingerpicking guitarist and singer of traditional folk songs and broadside ballads from the English repertoire, and a devotee of Martin’s work. His background as a journalist (a former editor of Time Out magazine and contributor to Dazed & ConfusedThe Guardian and other publications, as well as the founder of the Tradfolk website) means that he has a great eye/ear for a story. The only thing he anticipates difficulty with is keeping Martin on track. There are so many stories to unearth and track. Expect a different conversation every night.



About Holly Clarke

Holly Clarke is a singer who draws from the old ballads and stories, conjuring a performance that immediately captivates any listener. From songs of the supernatural and folklore, to tales of love and loss, Holly sings with an infectious energy and passion for traditional song.

Rising in popularity among folk audiences and performing with the likes of Nancy Kerr and James Fagan and Queer Folk, Holly has made a name for herself as a powerful singer and accomplished guitar player, performing at festivals and venues such as Sage Gateshead, Sidmouth Folk Festival, Bromyard Folk Festival, Tiree Music Festival, The Fire Station Sunderland and many more.

As well as performing solo, Holly has a duo with George Sansome (Granny’s Attic) and also gigs with her trio ‘Holly and the Reivers’, with whom she supported the legendary Billy Bragg at Folk on the Tyne Festival.

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Event Details

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Date: 12 December 2023

Start time: 19:30 BST

End time: 22:00 BST