Norma Waterson
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1939-08-15
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Norma Waterson

Biography

Norma Christine Waterson (born 15 August 1939) is an English musician, best known as one of the original members of The Watersons, a celebrated English traditional group. Other members of the group included her brother Mike Waterson and sister Lal ...

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Biography

Norma Christine Waterson (born 15 August 1939) is an English musician, best known as one of the original members of The Watersons, a celebrated English traditional group. Other members of the group included her brother Mike Waterson and sister Lal Waterson, and in later incarnations of the group her husband Martin Carthy.

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Moving On Song
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Moving On Song
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Bonaparte's Lament
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Bonaparte's Lament
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BLACK MUDDY RIVER
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BLACK MUDDY RIVER
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Midnight on the Water
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Midnight on the Water
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There Ain'T No Sweet Man That'S Worth The Salt Of My Tears
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There Ain'T No Sweet Man That'S Worth The Salt Of My Tears
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Coal Not Dole
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Coal Not Dole
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Ain't No Sweet Man Worth The Salt Of My Tears
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Ain't No Sweet Man Worth The Salt Of My Tears
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Song for Thirza
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Song for Thirza
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(On Fridays He's) Fred Astaire
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(On Fridays He's) Fred Astaire
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Celtic Connections 2015 Celtic Connections
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Celtic Connections 2015 Celtic Connections

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Norma Waterson Biography

Norma Christine Waterson (born 15 August 1939) is an English musician, best known as one of the original members of The Watersons, a celebrated English traditional group. Other members of the group included her brother Mike Waterson and sister Lal Waterson, and in later incarnations of the group her husband Martin Carthy.

Waterson was born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire and brought up there by her grandmother, who was half-Gypsy. Her eponymously titled solo debut Norma Waterson was produced by John Chelew and released by Hannibal Records in 1996, and was well received in the scene (including a nomination for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize), featuring collaborations with her daughter, Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy and other members of The Watersons, as well as Danny Thompson (Pentangle), Richard Thompson (Fairport Convention) and Roger Swallow (Albion Country Band).

In 1999, the follow-up The Very Thought of You was released by Hannibal Records and once again features Richard Thompson, Danny Thompson, Eliza Carthy and husband Martin Carthy.

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