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

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.

[John Martyn on On The Cobbles]

Paddy Kehoe
RTÉ Guide

He's been on the phone all day, everyone from The Guardian to the Manchester Evening News to the Basingstoke Echo has been speaking to him as his first tour since 2001 approaches. The 56-year-old musician tells it in his own way, how he 'copped a huge belt' off his guitar amplifier, thereby damaging a cyst at the back of his right knee. A serious infection subsequently set in. " My leg went -he gives a mock-dramatic shriek- "big and red and horrible." I said to the guy, 'listen, I think you'll have to amputate here.' He says, 'I think you might be right.'"

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