Martin Carthy 80th Birthday!

Many Happy Returns to the one and only Martin Carthy on the prestigious occasion of his 80th birthday today. Alan Bearman Music have had the privilege of working as Martin’s UK booking agents for over sixteen years. He has been a hugely respected figurehead in English folk music for well over five decades; a pioneer of the folk revival and a gifted, bold and innovative guitarist and folk song interpreter.

Martin is as influential – amongst contemporaries and younger generations alike – as he is valued as a national cultural treasure. Endlessly curious, knowledgeable, talented and hard-working in equal measure, Martin is a true living legend and we are proud to work on his behalf. Happy Birthday Martin! Love from all at ABM. xxx

Martin has a new merch shop to try to raise some funds as he’s been out of work (like all performers), since March 2020: