Album: Eliza Carthy, Wayward Daughter (Topic)

There are wayward daughters and there is Eliza, the scion of the Waterson Carthy folk dynasty and as solid a branch as a family tree could wish for …

This is a summary of her career, spread over two discs and 31 songs – a non-chronological account of how English folk has spread its wings over the past 21 years. There are choice cuts from both solo work and oddments. The choicest? Her frigid "Jack Frost" from Holy Heathens. Brrr.