Marry Waterson



Marry Waterson is a singer, songwriter and visual artist who (at the age of twelve) made her recording debut on her mother Lal and aunt Norma Waterson’s album A True Hearted Girl. Marry has since sung on numerous Watersons and Waterson-Carthy recordings and has often performed live with her family.

In 2001 Waterson signed to One Little Indian Records releasing her first album as a duo with her brother Oliver Knight. Eliza Carthy, Kathryn Williams and James Yorkston all contributed to the album The Days that Shaped Mewhich was nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. “Has the potential to become a lifelong companion, It’s that good” 5/5 The Independent

This was followed a year later by Hidden “A brilliant new chapter in the family legend” **** Uncut

After working with Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley in 2013 Marry joined forces with David A. Jaycock in 2015 for Two Wolves, a record produced by Neill MacColl and Kate St John, featuring Kami Thompson. The Guardian called it “Marry’s finest album to date” **** Q Magazine described it as “A gorgeously simple and direct record...holds up a light to the blackest of winter nights” **** The album was nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

In 2017 Marry and David released Death has Quicker Wings than Love produced by Adrian Utley’s Portishead. Romeo Stodart (The Magic Numbers), Kathryn Williams, Emma Smith and John Parish all contributed to the album.

 Praise for Death had Quicker Wings than Love:

“Gorgeous, compelling, subtly arranged folk fables” 8/10 Uncut

“A compelling new Brit folk triumph” ★★★★ Q Magazine

“Darkly Magical Folk” ★★★★ The Guardian

The Observer ★★★★

Record Collector ★★★★

Marry Waterson & Emily Barker have recently announced a brand-new collaborative album – ‘A Window To Other Ways’ is out on 5th April via One Little Indian Records. 


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