Eliza Carthy & The Restitution | 30th Anniversary Tour


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

To mark this significant milestone, she will be releasing a new album Queen Of The Whirl with her band The Restitution. The album features re-recordings of some of her ‘greatest hits’ and audience-favourites from past 30 years, including songs from her three Mercury Award nominated albums.

Eliza turned pro (or quit college, depending on if you ask her or her dear departed mam) in 1992. Since then she has toured all over the world. She has danced with Hugh Masekela in Ghana; crossed the Prairies, the Alps, and the waters of Lake Titicaca, 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 brilliant musicians. 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 between. It’s been quite a ride!

Eliza Carthy fiddle, voice
Saul Rose melodeon
Dave Delarre guitar
Phil Alexander piano
Ben Seal bass
Willy Molleson drums