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Additional 'Special Guest' Contributors to the 'Mad Martins' CD Box


Richard Doran

Richard plays dulcimer and bouzouki on a large selection of the instrumental backing tracks to the spoken word pieces, which he arranged and performed as a duo with his musical collaborator, Mick Tyas.

Richard is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and instrument maker from County Durham who has been performing traditional music for many years. In 2009 He founded acoustic folk trio Tippin The Wink with his wife Sylvia and Mick Tyas, becoming a regular fixture on the North East of England folk club scene and releasing acclaimed album The Devil's In The Detail in 2011.


Ann Sessoms

Ann performs northumbrian pipes on the following spoken word pieces. 

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Sylvia Doran

Sylvia sings lead vocals on Wicked Old World and backing vocals on Three Mad Martins (Prophecy).

Sylvia is one-third of acoustic folk trio Tippin The Wink with fellow Mad Martins Performers Richard Doran and Mick Tyas.

"Singer Sylvia Doran, has a voice which is both soft and gentle which is particular mesmerizing". (Sophie Stratford, Lancashire Telegraph, 24 Nov 2011).


Karen Ross

Karen sings lead vocals on A Thin Veneer in a duet with Gary.

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Marie Tucker

Marie sings lead vocals on Maria's Testimony.

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Jennie Beasty

Jennie is an accomplished musician. Her fiddle playing defines the songs The Leaping Swordsman and Maria's Testimony and greatly enhances "Shoot The Bishop!".

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Trevor Kinsel

Trevor plays trumpet on Medals.

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