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Martin Carthy & Peter Robinson

NCEM, York
Tuesday 19 March 7:30pm

Promoted by the York Literature Festival in association with the Black Swan Folk Club.

All tickets £14.00.
Crimes and Ballads
York Literature Festival presents a rare chance to see two unique talents on stage together, fusing storytelling and music to great effect. Martin Carthy's career spans more than 50 years and his work has inspired artists such as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Richard Thompson. He has performed on dozens of albums and is one of the most respected elder statesmen of English folk and acoustic music, a veritable national treasure.

Peter Robinson is an acclaimed crime writer who has published 25 novels since 1987. His stories featuring Inspector Banks are set in the fictional North Yorkshire town of Eastvale, modelled on places like Ripon and Richmond. He has received many writing awards and his books have been translated into 19 languages. A second television series about DCI Banks was shown in Autumn 2012.

Listen to Martin Carthy on Desert Island Discs here

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