Poster Thomastown '11

© Reggie Hastings

On the 10th of September 2011 many musicians got together in Bill Carrolls bar in Thomastown, Kilkenny to commemorate John's birthday. It turned out to be quite a memorable weekend. Fans were moved to be able to hear John's original band playing again. The next year a more ambitious effort was made to establish a tradition but unfortunately this did not succeed.

Heaven & Earth 2011

© Michael Page | Trike Creative

Original cover material for the Heaven And Earth album that was not used. This was designed by Michael Page but eventually alternative artwork by Reginald Hastings was chosen.

Poster Swansea 1995

Adrian sent me the picture of this poster of the Swansea concert of Sunday 6th August 1995. "Unfortunately I stored it in the shed many years ago so it's a bit tatty. But it still shows the full band list for all four days."

Poster Hastings 1992

Roger Gates

Poster for a charity gig for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. John had to skip this show because of a missed plane, but gave a concert one day later. There is some footage on YouTube of the occasion.

Poster Galway 1987

Picture Joe O'Donovan

This poster announcing a Galway concert at The Warwick was found in a local salvage yard by Joe O'Donovan. It measures about 90 x 70 centimeters. John was said to perform "with his new 3 piece band".

Poster Skye 1985


To my knowledge the Isle of Skye Music Festival had three incarnations.
First traces point to 1985 and 1986 and John performed on the former occasion, as this poster proves.
There is a forum post by Jim Robertson indicating that John Martyn shared the stage with Nazareth (this could have been 1984 or more likely 28 June 1986), but on the 1986 poster John's name is absent so that remains unconfirmed.


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