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Real World Gold to re-issue Martyn Bennett’s final album

Posted on April 8th, 2014 in News, Recent posts by .


Words by Greg Nye

Martyn Bennett’s last record, Grit, is to be re-issued by Real World Gold on May 19 to coincide with the opening of GRIT: The Martyn Bennett Story, a theatre production which will commemorate the Scottish musician’s life and career.

A talented fiddler and bagpipe player, Martyn Bennett was renowned for his daring and innovative contributions to the Celtic fusion genre. The Scottish musician’s final album, Grit, combined traditional Scottish folk music with expansive electronica and featured an array of talented vocalists including Jeannie Robertson, her daughter Lizzie and Gaelic folk singer Flora McNeil. The Real World Gold series re-issue of Grit is due for release on May 19 and will include two previously unreleased tracks: a remix of Peter Gabriel’s ‘Sky Blue’ and ‘Mackay’s Memoirs’; Bennett’s last recording which was sadly completed the day after he lost his battle with cancer, aged 33.

This re-issue will therefore provide a moving testament to the life and career of one of Scotland’s most talented and innovative musicians.

Click here to pre-order the album.

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Win tickets to see Portico Quartet

Posted on April 9th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

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Mercury-nominated Portico Quartet play at Camden’s KOKO on April 17 

Celebrating the release of their new double album Live/Remix on Real World Records, the Mercury-nominated Portico Quartet bring their unique, electronic sound to Camden’s KOKO on April 17, and Songlines has a pair of tickets to give away.

There will also be support from Anchorsong (Tru Thoughts) and a DJ set from Southbank Center Artist in Residence, Micachu.

To enter the competition to win a pair of tickets click here.

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Portico Quartet at London’s Koko, April 17

Posted on March 12th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

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Celebrating the release of their new album Live/ Remix, the Mercury-nominated Portico Quartet will be playing at Camden’s Koko on 17 April. The East London band’s collaborative music-making results in an impressive and indefinable sound. Drawing inspiration from electronica, ambient, classical and dance music, they create a strange but beautiful futuristic music.

The double album was recorded live, and will be out on Real World Records on March 25.

For tickets to the gig, follow the link below:

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