Eliza Carthy celebrates 30 years, announces new UK tour and EP series

Eliza Carthy and The Restitution have announced ‘Queen of the Whirl‘ will be released on October 28th on HemHem Records. Multi-award-winning Carthy MBE is celebrating 30 years as a professional musician with the release of the album of newly recorded versions of some of the most popular songs from her career. It will be released as a standard CD, Double 12″ vinyl, and as a special limited-edition 4 EP deluxe package.

Carthy said of the new record, “This collection is honestly the best and most comprehensively reimagined, replayed representation of my work in English traditional/contemporary music over the last thirty years yet.“.

Carthy has also announced an Autumn tour which includes eleven dates starting at Masham at the end of November.


EP 1 (out 4 August)

1. Whirly Whorl – Taken from Eliza Carthy & The Kings of Calicutt (1997)
2. The Snow it Melts the Soonest (single) – Taken from Red Rice (1998)
3. The Company of Men – Taken from Angels & Cigarettes (2000)
4. Jacky Tar – Taken from Heat, Light & Sound (1996)

EP 2 (out 1 September)

1. Stumbling On – Taken from Red (1998)
2. Mohair – Taken from Rough Music (2005)
3. Mr Magnifico – Taken from Dreams of Breathing Underwater (2008)
4. My Father’s Mansions – Taken from Where Have All the Flowers Gone: The Songs of Pete Seeger (1998)

EP 3 (out 29 September)

1. Space Girl – Taken from Empire & Love by The Imagined Village (2010)
2. Two Tears – Taken from Wayward Daughter (2013)
3. Blood on my Boots – Taken from Neptune (2album

EP 4 (out 28 October + full abum)

1. Pretty Ploughboy – Taken from Anglicana (2002)
2. In London So Fair – Taken from Anglicana (2002)
3. Accordion Song – Taken from Red Rice (1998)
4. Good Morning Mr Walker (Slinger and Norma Go To The Dancehall Mix) – Taken from Eliza Carthy & The Kings of Calicutt (1997)

List of tour dates

23/11 – Masham Town Hall, Masham
24/11 – Diss Corn Hall, Diss
25/11 – Howard Assembly Rooms, LEEDS
26/11 – Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Ludlow
28/11 – The Glee Club, Birmingham
29/11 – Brighton Komedia, Brighton
30/11 – Glee Club, Cardiff
01/12 – Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton
03/12 – Sage Gateshead, Gateshead
04/12 – Band on the Wall, Manchester
05/12 – Junction 1, Cambridge

You can preorder the EPs and buy show tickets on the artist’s website.

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