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A folk music treat from the daughter of legends
She comes from a very rich pedigree, but Eliza Carthy is successfully ploughing her own distinctive musical path these days.
The fiddle-playing daughter of English folk legends Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson delivered a wonderful, energetic two-hour set within the unusual but delightful musical venue that is Lichfield Cathedral.
Eliza Carthy with members of The Wayward Band at Lichfield Cathedral
Eliza began in more genteel folk music style for the first 20 minutes or so, backed only by melodeon player Saul Rose.
But as the other musicians, which included members of Bellowhead, Mawkin, Blowzabella, Edward ll, Emily Portman Trio, Peatbog Fairies, Dreams of Tall Buildings and Tyde, took to the stage, so the energy and noise levels were cranked up.