The pioneering English traditional folk powerhouse that is Eliza Carthy MBE first assembled the Wayward Band in 2013 in order to explore and celebrate her long and varied career in folk music - 'the last truly underground music scene'.
Gathering a 12-piece band of hugely talented musicians from across the UK, she set out on the road to promote her ‘best of’ compilation, Wayward Daughter (Topic Records), which coincided with a biography of the same name - and saw the band become a firm festival favourite.
Eliza and the Wayward Band loved playing together so much it seemed natural and inevitable, as well as characteristically ambitious, that this 12-piece would set about recording the highly acclaimed album, Big Machine (2017).
Championing the vibrancy of today’s traditional music scene with a big band and big sound, this is a gig not to be missed!
“Carthy has never sounded more captivating” The Sunday Times
“Here Carthy leads a 12-piece ensemble – brass, fiddles, the works – on a bravura romp through songs old and new” The Guardian
“This confident collection whips her characteristic fondness for adventure into ever grander and more colourful directions” MOJO
Read more here: www.elizawayward.com
SUPPORT: THE BLACK FEATHERS
The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, formed in 2012. Americana, folk and acoustic indie rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes’ guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands.
Read more here: theblackfeathers.com
Date & Time 25 July 2018, 7.45pm
Venue The Spiegeltent, Festival Central, Campbell Park MK9 4AD
Tickets Tickets £25
Standing / Dancing gig with additional seating capacity - call box office with any access requirements.
Sold subject to licence
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