As a duo Eliza and Saul are incredible. What chemistry! The Goose saw them play together at Cheltenham Folk Festival and decided there and then that they would have to book them.
Eliza Carthy is a gifted musical conceptualist (the Goose knows exactly what that means, hope you do too, your starter for ten), confirming her position as, arguably, the most impressive and engaging performer of a generation.
OK you could say she was a bit lucky with her genes, but hey, she’s a truly inventive and innovative singer and fiddle-player!
Eliza is also the winner of an unrivalled seven BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In 2003 she became the first traditional English musician to be nominated a BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music (for Anglicana).
She has revitalised and made folk music relevant to new audiences and has captured the most hardened of dissenters with intelligent, charismatic and boundary-crossing performances.
‘A gloriously natural singer’ – Q magazine
Saul Rose is a rare gem of a musician. He has been playing melodeon for all his adult life, touring in North and South America, Australia and New Zealand, Hong Kong and most of Europe. He’s won 2 folk awards with Waterson:Carthy (Broken Ground) and been nominated for the Mercury music prize with Eliza (Red Rice).
Hey never mind all the blurb, if you’ve ever seen them you’ll be down to DHFC on 2 July with all your friends, if you haven’t, have a look at this: