Martin Carthy: A Special Evening of Song & Conversation with Jon Wilks

12 December 2023

7 pm for 730 start

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 at the beautiful St Andrews church, Psalter Lane, Sheffield. 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!

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. 

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 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 fasinating conversation on the night.

St Andrews Church, Psalter lane, Sheffield, S11

7 pm Doors

730 p.m. Start

Tickets £21

We are running this event alongside Live To Your Living Room. If you are unable to attend in person or want to share the event with friends who can’t attend then please you can have the show live-streamed to your sofa by following this link to buy tickets