It’s been announced a special tribute concert to Norma Waterson called “A True Hearted Girl – A Tribute to Norma Waterson”, will run on Tuesday 2nd August as part of The Sidmouth Folk Festival, featuring special guests/friends and hosted by husband Martin Carthy and daughter Eliza. Those already playing include John Kirkpatrick, Martin Simpson, Saul Rose, Jim Causley and Sandra Kerr, expect many more names to join the list.
Sidmouth put out the following: “We lost a mighty oak of the English tradition with Norma Waterson’s sad death, aged 82, earlier this year. The hearth-stone of her beloved Waterson/Carthy family, Norma’s soul, her warmth, her arms wide open performances profoundly touched all who were captured in the golden glow of her cask-aged voice. Winning admirers from all walks of musical life, Norma was an essential tradition bearer, bringing life and emotional depth to a vast repertoire of songs from the British canon, including many from her native East Yorkshire, but also embracing her love of all genres of music, from jazz to contemporary song writing.”
Much more at sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk