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Eliza Carthy and The Restitution: 30th Anniversary Tour

Eliza Carthy

Part of Storytellers

On sale Wednesday 11 May


March 2022 marks the 30th career anniversary of outstanding English folk musician and President of the EFDSS, Eliza Carthy MBE.

To mark this significant milestone, this Spring sees the first of her four X 4 track staggered ‘Queen Of The Whirl’ EP releases with her band The Restitution – with some fantastic re-recordings of some of her ‘greatest hits’ from past 30 years, including some from her three Mercury Award nominated albums. Three further EPs will be released episodically throughout the summer, culminating in a glorious collector’s item display box featuring a memory and photo-filled book.

Eliza Carthy turned pro (or quit college, depending on if you ask her or her dear departed mam) in March 1992. Since then, she has toured all over the world; danced with Hugh Masekele in Ghana; crossed the Prairies, the Alps and the waters of Lake Titicaca, all for the sake of playing the fiddle and spreading the word of English traditional music.

‘Queen Of The Whirl’ is her celebration of thirty years of silliness and profundity, with a crack team of musicians made up of her colleagues and counterparts. Thirty years of music reimagined, from Billy Bragg to Peggy Seeger, from The Ratcatchers to Imagined Village, from bloody boots in Trafalgar Square to the moors of North Yorkshire, and everywhere in between. It’s been quite a ride. Join us!

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Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Before the show:
6pm – FREE concourse performance by Folkestra

7.30pm: Doors to Sage Two
8pm – 8.45pm: First half
9.15pm – 10pm: Second half
Timings are subject to change 

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Before the show: Catch Folkestra in a free concourse performance from 6pm. Folkestra is a vibrant group of young folk musicians, based at Sage Gateshead, playing original music and new arrangements. Founded by Kathryn Tickell, they have learned and performed with a huge number of prominent folk musicians both from the North East and further afield. Recently they have been enjoying working with prolific Northumbrian Piper and composer Andy May.

Make a day of it: Get £10 off per ticket for An Afternoon with Paul Smith when booking for the Eliza Carthy. The offer will update automatically at checkout. Existing ticket holders for Eliza Carthy please access this offer by calling our Box Office on 0191 443 4661, opening times are here.