No Gathering this year..

The 2021 edition of the John Martyn Gathering has been cancelled. The last weekend of June option could not go ahead because of the prolongued covid measures, and after examining the possibilities of the weekend of July 23rd one had to conclude that too many people would not be able to attend at a one month's notice. So the next chance to meet fellow Johnkies is probably going to be next January in Glasgow.


John Martyn: The Devil Inside

Jonny Jobson
The National

For decades he made some of the most beautiful music Scotland has ever produced, yet his life was haunted by demons which tore apart his marriage and drove him to drink. Now the album which documented his divorce in heartbreaking detail is to be celebrated at Celtic Connections. Jonny Jobson reflects on the grace and danger of a true genius.

The Best Of The Island Years

1 Dec 2014
Record Collector #434
Oregano Rathbone

If you were too strapped or scared to commit to last year's Brobdingnagian 18-disc Island Years box set, this comparatively svelte four-disc iteration creams off the most noteworthy alternate takes, epochal live performances and rarities featured on its corpulent parent.

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