Concert in aid of the Lakes

Folk star Eliza Carthy
Folk star Eliza Carthy

Folk star Eliza Carthy will sing at a special Lakes and Legends concert in Windermere next month.

It is being staged to celebrate the end of the three-year Windermere Reflections environmental campaign.

Carthy was awarded the MBE for services to folk music in the Queen’s birthday honours.

The concert is part of a series of events that highlight the positive work completed by WR, a Heritage Lottery Fund supported programme that aims to improve the environment in the Windermere catchment, with a particular focus on its lakes.

The concert will be held at 7pm on Thursday, July 24, at The Lakes School, Windermere. Eliza will be performing with musician Saul Rose and supported by Furness Tradition young folk musicians NoJ; who will also play during the interval. Grasmere’s storyteller Taffy Thomas will also be performing with Eliza and Saul.

Eliza Carthy is the daughter of folk legends Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson, who both played a huge part in the British revival of folk music. Beginning at the age of 13, Eliza started her own group with mother Norma and Auntie Lal. Since then, she has gone on to receive two nominations for the Mercury Music Prize Best Album of The Year award.