Grit real world martyn bennett, margret bennett cumha iain gairbh. Bothy culture fuses together islamic and gaelic cultures, drawing inspiration from. He was extremely influential in the evolution of modern celtic fusion, a blending of traditional celtic and modern music. Born in newfoundland and raised in the hebrides of western. The martyn bennett story was an exciting international collaboration with canadas renowned choreographer dana gringas of animals of distinction and some of canadas finest circus artists who worked alongside an ensemble of scotlands dance and aerial artists, actors, live. Grit is being released on lp for the first time on 28 july 2017. During his short but extraordinary career, martyn bennett was simply one of the most exciting, daring and innovative musicians working in scotland, or anywhere, and he leaves a musical legacy of.
Sin an mead, s martyn bennett, rugadh as newfoundland agus togadh as oilean hebrides. Martyn bennett had actually been working that territory since his eponymous debut in 1995 but really came into his own in the years since. A documentary on martyn bennetts classic album grit. During his short but extraordinary career, martyn bennett was simply one of the most exciting, daring and innovative musicians working in scotland, or anywhere, and he leaves a musical legacy of stunning brilliance. He caused a sensation and much controversy in british folk music over the last eight years, as.
It was at broughton that i received lessons in composition, violin and piano, learned to read and write music and immersed myself in the surrounded energy of other highly talented and motivated young musicians. Martyn bennetts bothy culture edinburgh international. While they share the same label, martyn bennett is not of the afrocelt line of combining celtic music with africa beats and electronica bass lines and texture. Martyn bennett february 17, 1971 january 30, 2005 was a scottish musician who was born in st. It is an album which reflects a harsh rural environment, but is also strongly connected to modern urban culture. Martyn bennett s martyn bennett blackbird music video in high definition. No martyn bennett is a man apart and, indeed, a man above the vast majority of artists out. Originally released in 2003, this real world gold reissue includes two bonus tracks. Liberation is taken from martyn bennetts album grit. Tragically martyn bennett died on 30th january 2005. It was released on october 2003 on the real world label. Danny macaskill the ridge martyn bennett blackbird.
Listen to martyn bennett soundcloud is an audio platform that lets you listen to what you love and share the sounds you create 25 tracks. Hardland was composed and recorded at an tobar the well arts centre on the isle of mull between march and december of 1999 by myself and dundonian musician martin low. The documentary youtube martyn bennett on composing and arranging floret silva undique poem by hamish henderson duration. He was an innovator and his compositions crossed musical and cultural divides. Also come with a 16bit cd quality digital download card. Martyn bennett, who has died of cancer aged 33, was one of scotlands most feted young musicians.
A new brand of dance music created firmly in scotland. These were the singers martyn bennett was raised on and for him grit was a deeply personal and painful album. During his short but extraordinary career, martyn was simply one of the most exciting, daring and innovative musicians working in scotland. Martyn bennett 17 february 1971 30 january 2005 was a canadianscottish musician who was influential in the evolution of modern celtic fusion, a blending of traditional celtic and modern music. Grit is the last studio album by the scottish celtic fusion artist martyn bennett. Move is taken from martyn benetts classic album grit. Grit was originally released in 2003, shortly before death of its creator, musician martyn bennett 19712005. Martyn bennett biography, albums, streaming links allmusic. Storyteller piano, cello kirsten bennett vocals overtone singing john purser 2 9. Track listing swallowtail erin cuillin part 1 cuillin part 2 deoch an dorus part 1 deoch an dorus part 2 floret silva undique. He battled with cancer of the lymphomes throughout the making of it, undergoing extensive chemotherapy and radiotherapy and even a bone marrow transplant. Grit the late martyn bennett s most extraordinary work and his final project is a deeply emotional collection of traditional singers showcased via an avalanche of sounds and beats, rooted in the past but glorying in modern dance culture. Grit is the fifth and last studio album by martyn bennett before his death in 2005. Grit was first release in 2003, shortly before martyn s death.
Johns, newfoundland and labrador, canada died january 30, 2005, edinburgh, scotland was a canadianborn scottish piper, violinist, composer and producer who was influential in the evolution of modern celtic fusion, a blending of traditional celtic and modern music. The grit orchestra performed one of the most memorable and moving opening nights of celtic connections entire 25 year history when they performed grit, martyn bennett s final album, in 2015 to mark the 10th anniversary of his death. No martyn bennett is a man apart and, indeed, a man above the vast majority of artists out there working in the folk genre and in electronica. Bennett brought together samples of unaccompanied traditional scottish folk singers, his own bagpipe and fiddle playing, with and electronic drum. After battling cancer for several years, martyn bennett passed away january 30, 2005. Grit is in much the same spirit, but is the result of bennett coming to terms with cancer and finding the grit in his soul to fight it. Martyn bennett is the first studio album by the scottish celtic fusion artist martyn bennett.
Light on the shore with edinburgh gin seaside travels uptown to the edinburgh playhouse for one night to revisit celtic fusion artist martyn bennett s kaleidoscopically rich 1996 album bothy culture in truly epic style, following the huge success of grit at the 2016 international festival. Grit martyn bennetts most extraordinary work and his final project is a deeply emotional. He and his family moved to kingussie, speyside, scotland when he was 10. Real world records cd rw 114,real world records 7243 592551 2 5 format. Check out grit real world gold by martyn bennett on amazon music. First studio album by martyn bennett, a very innovative canadian artist. A third album, grit, was released by peter gabriels real world label in 2003. Grit is an album of descriptive music that incorporates many singers that i knew in person or, at least, listened to as i was growing up. What a voice, what a voice, what a voice i hear its like the voice of my willy dear but if i had wings like that swallow high.
Available on vinyl for the first time from real world records and amazon 2lp, 180g yellow vinyl, with digital download card. It was released on october 2003 on the real world label the album had been recorded while he was ill, and he was unable to play his instruments. Unfortunately, bennett died from cancer on 30 january 2005, aged 33. Grit real world gold by martyn bennett on amazon music. Reflecting martyn s own scotscanadian heritage, grit. Stream tracks and playlists from martyn bennett on your desktop or mobile device. Grit is dedicated to hamish henderson 19192002 barcode and other identifiers barcode printed. The material is split between the north eastern traditions of travelling people especially romany gypsy and the gaelic traditions of the west highlands because i feel that these two.988 180 388 661 1375 1505 417 752 1093 1301 1521 399 1184 573 1479 237 540 379 397 1033 626 687 575 210 296 218 1212 305 666 639 232 1052 1162 1393