Eliza Carthy, leading light of England’s folk scene releases Stumbling On, the second EP of four tracks taken from her forthcoming album, Queen Of The Whirl – a celebration of Eliza’s 30 years as a professional musician. Featuring newly recorded versions of songs from her illustrious career as chosen by her army of fans on twitter, the album is a celebration of 30 years of silliness and profundity; thirty years of music reimagined with her trusty band, The Restitution.
The EP’s lead track, ‘Stumbling On’ was originally released in 1998 appearing on Eliza’s Mercury- nominated double album, Red Rice. Described as “audaciously brilliant” by the Observer, the album’s cutting edge, electric folk-fusion sound revitalised the folk tradition and established Eliza as a figurehead of a ‘new roots’ scene.
Written by her aunt, Lal Waterson and cousin, Oliver Knight, Eliza’s ’98 version had a more jazz-inspired feel, while her new version opts for a happy barrelhouse groove. Delighted her fans picked the song, she says “This was always one of the most fun songs to play. You can’t beat a happy song about truly miserable things!”
Stumbling On is the second EP release from the album and will be followed by EP III on 29 September and EP IV on 28 October. Queen Of The Whirl will be released as a standard CD, Double 12” vinyl, and as a special limited-edition deluxe package on October 28.
The release will be supported by a UK tour in November and December this year.
Artist’s website: www.eliza-carthy.com
‘The Snow It Melts The Soonest’ – official video:
Eliza Carthy & The Restitution on tour 2022:
23 Nov 2022 MASHAM TOWN HALL, MASHAM
24 Nov 2022 DISS CORN HALL, DISS
25 Nov 2022 HOWARD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, LEEDS
26 Nov 2022 LUDLOW ASSEMBLY ROOMS, LUDLOW
28 Nov 2022 THE GLEE CLUB, BIRMINGHAM
29 Nov 2022 BRIGHTON KOMEDIA, BRIGHTON
30 NOV 2022 GLEE CLUB, CARDIFF
01 Dec 2022 TURNER SIMS CONCERT HALL, SOUTHAMPTON
03 Dec 2022 SAGE GATESHEAD, GATESHEAD
04 Dec 2022 BAND ON THE WALL, MANCHESTER
05 Dec 2022 JUNCTION 1, CAMBRIDGE