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Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 7:30pm

Eliza Carthy’s all-star 12-piece band has been a sensation on the Festival scene for the last three summers, the resulting 2017 album Big Machine an instant, original rumbustious folk-rock classic. Its traditional songs are spliced with some impassioned contemporary material, all driven by whirling strings and blazing brass. Carthy’s own material and covers are resolutely contemporary and her choice of folk ballads quirkily offbeat, making for an intoxicating blend of old and new. This is songwriting with a big heart and a social conscience performed by a dazzling array of today’s finest folk musicians.

'Big Band, big sound, big album, big machine. Bold, brassy and bendy, Eliza Carthy’s Big Machine is a monster of an album'