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Folk & Jazz fan, specialising in vinyl restoration. Although I would prefer to only post albums that I have paid for, or those of close friends, I am open to suggestions and offers of rare Folk items that need tender care and restoration, provided the supplier has the right of ownership of the physical item. NOT JUST an MP3 COPY of it. To give you an idea, I am prepared to restore vinyl belonging to another person, IF I receive a decent quality scan of the front, back and any relevant information that comes with the LP, preferably at least 2400 by 2400 quality, (600DPI scans for back) along with the sound files in FLAC format as waves are a bit too large to transfer. Then I will check their suitability for restoration. I try to maintain the requirement for a decent set of scans for each item, where possible, as I feel the music is incomplete without it. Sometimes this is just not possible as a lot of my stock came from broadcasting organisations that had their own heavy card sleeves, with information relevant to their prime function, that of providing the disc-jockies with basic details to pass on to listeners. I do wonder what happened to all the original artwork?

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

MARTIN CARTHY one of Britains best known Folk singers, 70 years old

   To celebrate his Three Score and Ten Martin gave an hour long interview on the 11th May 2011 on the Mike Harding show on BBC Radio Two, if you missed the original or the listen again option, never fear, it is not lost and gone forever I managed to preserve an MP3 copy to share here
Martin appearing locally
 .Martin talks about his career, how it got stated, who his influences were, and who he performed with in the early days, an interesting 50 year history of folk music. Martin also talks frankly about his wife Norma, how they met, and about her recent serious illness, which thankfully she is recovering from.
Martin in the Daily Telegraph
There are some samples of his early and recent recordings from a career which he says is not like a job, but just fun and a great privilege to be able to do what he enjoyed.

Martin at TYNE FOLK
Watch this space as they say for the MP3 file which will be posted after the BBC listen again option has expired.


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For more information about Martin, his career and some 
samples of his recent work, you should check


Kodak Ghost said...

can't wait! like or loath him (and his influence on a generation of singers (maybe more!) and "folk politics") his career has been a standout.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Thanks for this. Thoroughly enjoyed listening. Love MC!

Jon B

Anonymous said...

Just a quick thank you (thank you!) for posting this. I live in Canada, but recently had the extreme pleasure of seeing Carthy perform at the Green Note in Camden Town during a UK vacation this past July. Upon my return, I noticed this BBC interview only after it had been taken down from the official site -- so I'm very glad indeed to see it still available here. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, thank you so much for your wonderful blog. I am a big Martin Carthy fan and a guitarist and was wondering if you could post these rarities of his from the 60's if you have them: The Isla Cameron LP on Tranatlantic from 1966, and the "No Songs" EP on Fontana from 1967 that is no longer available on the "Time Has Told Me" blog (which it looks as if you cleaned up the vinyl transfer). I have not been able to find these recordings after a long time searching. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks, Scott

Gonzo said...

@ Scott

With NO email address, how do I contact you?

and YES I know the link in rejected, yet another example of the problems with file hosting sites...

The Audio for MC's 70th is still at the link mentioned in the blog posting, you may only be able to listen NOT download though..