Wayward Daughter : An Official Biography of Eliza Carthy
Eliza Carthy is the daughter of Martin Carthy OBE and Norma Waterson. The clan has often been rightly described as folk's royal family. Perhaps it was inevitable that Eliza would follow the family trade and become a folk musician. At 35 years of age it seems apt to chronicle the first part of an eventful life. In addition to extensive interviews with Eliza herself, the book contains interviews with her parents and other family members and also many of the people Eliza has worked with. Also included are an extensive collection of photographs.
- Paperback | 252 pages
- 156 x 234 x 20.32mm | 375g
- 01 Aug 2012
- Soundcheck Books
- London, United Kingdom
- 1 Illustrations, unspecified
"Is 'Wayward Daughter' a good biography? Indeed it is. Is it recommended reading? Without a doubt. What are you waiting for? Buy it now." Tim Carroll, Folkwords "Crucially, the book manages to do justice to the woman herself: earthy, forthright and eminently entertaining." fRoots "Wayward Daughter is a great read, and should inspire further interest in this singular, inspiring musician. Highly recommended." Mark Dishman, Folk Witness
About Sophie Parkes
Sophie Parkes is a young talented musician. No slouch on the violin herself, she has been writing for Fiddle On magazine since she was 15. She has her own band Air Cav, who are recording, and runs For Folk's Sake, a folk club in Manchester. She is resigned to spending the rest of her life there as her Manchester City mad boyfriend, who is also in her band, works for the football club in charge of their social media.