Right now the Carthy family, as many others, is struggling to survive the pandemic. Martin is 80, Norma having been unable to perform for years due to illness. She passed away aged 82 on January 30th 2022 from pneumonia.
Eliza and her two young children moved back home to help care for her 11 years ago; for the last two the family's income has dried up. There have been almost no concerts, club dates or festivals: everything has been moved. They urgently need funds to tide them over until the pandemic lifts and Martin and Eliza can return to touring and again become self sufficient. During the pandemic Eliza recorded a new album. Once touring resumes there will be that extra income stream plus the small income derived from the limited releases of the Waterson Family Archive.
Until then the family is hard-pressed, and any donations you can make will be greatly appreciated.