One World... One John - LSM 4014

1 Aug 2012
RTÉ Ten website
Paddy Kehoe

Around about 1999/ 2000, Belfast-based film producers Lyn and Eleanor McMullan began to film many feet of footage of the musician John Martyn playing with his band of the time, whose members were: Spencer Cozens, keyboards, Arran Ahmun, drums, John Giblin, bass, and Jim Lampi on that peculiar twelve string guitar-like of his called the Chapman Stick.

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One World... One John (DVD)


Irish Independent

MARTYN (Wollangrange, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny) Jan. 29, 2009, John (Muscian) (formerly of Roberton, Langside, Glasgow); deeply missed by Teresa, Bari, Spencer, Wesley and Eimer, sister Jules, brother David, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Reposing at his home. Service at St. Mary's Church, Kells, Co. Kilkenny at 12.30 o'c. tomorrow (Sunday). Cremation in Newlands Cross Crematoriam at 3 o'c. on Monday. No flowers. Collection during service.

Publish Date: 31st January 2009
Published in: Irish Independent

Solid Air Roundhouse DVD interview

Bryan Kolupski

The interview was shot at The Jerpoint Inn (Thomastown), conducted by Bryan Kolupski and edited to a 7 minute film with musical intermezzos. The subtitles come in pretty handy in spite of the occasional mistake.

John's early inspiration
I listened to a guy called Davey Graham, he still remains one of my heroes. He was a real mover when it came to guitar playing. I think bohemians have a strange way of playing, they really do... Listen to a guy called George Spence; very very erratic and strange but very organized which is great. It has to do with the vocal phrasing and the guitar phrasing, being right behind each other. Anyway, that's no more than you need to know, I suppose, really...

What influences John's music

Really Gone

2 Nov 2006
The Bottom Line:

Début CD single by Irish duo featuring Big John on vocals.

Two live tracks and a bonus video included.

UltanJohn are Ultan Conlon and John Conneely from Co. Galway, Ireland.

CDS: IE-VXC-06-00001 (Independent)

The Final Say

Paddy Kehoe
RTÉ Guide

John Martyn, Singer and musician

Where are you?
Anywhere, at any given time. At this moment, Kilkenny.

Favourite items of clothing?
Djellaba, dhoti, three-piece suit, things mostly oriental.


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