Glasgow Gathering

Best way to reminisce about the big man

Traditionally during the last weekend of January, John Martyn fans get together in Glasgow for a so-called winter gathering. The upcoming one is to take place Saturday 27 Januari 2024, at the Clutha & Victoria Bar, 159 Bridgegate. Expect some interesting artists to perform and a lot of inspiring, friendly company.


Ticket price is only £10. Tickets can be obtained via this link:
And of course at the venue during the weekend itself. More and latest information can be found on Facebook at the John Martyn Group.


Rather odd find

coverWhile searching for an old concert in Barnstaple, I stumbled upon a remark by DJ Wendy May: "After extensive touring and some John Peel sessions they eventually signed to Phonogram and made an album in 85, which featured the legendary John Martyn on guitar." She is referring to a band called the Boothill Foot-Tappers. They made exactly one album that surfaced October 1985: Ain't That Far From Boothill. It was released by Mercury (MERH 76) and John is indeed credited for Guitars on a track called Stand Or Fall (side B, track #3).
No idea why this track was never mentioned in the older discographies before. It has been included here in the Collaborations section and I also found a review.


Brisbane, Mayne Hall, 21 Aug 1977

1 Sep 1977
Radio Times
Michael Finucan

Michael Finucan's
John Martyn Koncert Watch

Few people see the ashes of total and utter chaos from which the phoenix that is a concert arises. On Sunday, 21st August I was privileged enough to witness this miracle. The concert was the Jansch / Martyn configuration with the local support of Dodsworth and Sullivan.

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