Folk singer Eliza Carthy is Jools' guest

Modern folk singer Eliza Carthy is Jools' guest singing live and picking favourite records

Carthy was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. She went to school at Fyling Hall School in North Yorkshire.

At the age of thirteen Carthy formed the Waterdaughters with her mother, aunt (Lal Waterson) and cousin Marry Waterson. She has subsequently worked with Nancy Kerr, with her parents as Waterson-Carthy, and as part of the "supergroup" Blue Murder, in addition to her own solo work.

In 2003 Eliza swept the boards at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, winning Folk Singer of the Year, Best Album (for Anglicana) and Best Traditional Track (for "Worcester City", on the album Anglicana). She was also the first traditional English musician to be nominated for a BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music in the same year (for Anglicana).

In 2014, she was awarded the honour of an MBE for services to folk music in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Her current album is "Big Machine".

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