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Review - Alan Harrison, The Rocking Magpie, UK, January 27, 2018

Posted on 27 January, 2018 at 11:55 Comments comments (0)

Another great and in-depth review of 'Mad Martins', this time by Alan Harrison in 'The Rocking Magpie', we particularly love his description of it as a 'Northumbrian Les Miserables'!

Here are a few select quotes from it: -

"Part entertainment and part history lesson, the word ‘epic’ only comes close to describing the way the story is told in song, word and verse with some stunning artistry in the background from an array of musicians."

"This is a ‘musical story’ and is meant to be heard in one long session; and by jove it works."

"he whole story and the way Gary Miller (and friends) presents it has a feel of a Northumbrian 'Les Miserables' about it. I’m nearly lost for words now; I knew nothing of this story and feel obliged to read more deeply into it but more importantly this magnificently packaged Triple Disc box-set deserves a much wider audience than Gary Miller and Keith Armstrong’s loyal fan base; the story and the way they tell it deserves a much bigger and indeed national stage; all it needs is a generous benefactor."

Read the entire review here.

Review - Jez Lowe, The Northern Echo, UK, January 11, 2018

Posted on 15 January, 2018 at 16:10 Comments comments (0)

Latest review by Jez Lowe in the Folk Column, The Northern Echo, January 11th, 2018 : -

Review - David Kidman, FRUK, December 27, 2017

Posted on 28 December, 2017 at 7:50 Comments comments (0)

There is an excellent, balanced and wonderfully informed review of 'Mad Martins' that is hugely in-depth and comprehensive by David Kidman writing for FRUK (Folk Radio UK) here.

Here are couple of select quotes from the article : -

"A genuinely stimulating cultural artefact, born of an inspired collaboration of like-minded creative artists."

"An extraordinary work, an educational experience that both informs and (royally) entertains. It also happens to contain some great music and songwriting that bears both specific relevance to its subject and a definite resonance for our times."

Podcast - 'Introducing Mad Martins' on Radio Topo

Posted on 27 December, 2017 at 2:55 Comments comments (0)

A huge "Thank you" to Marcelo Sierra for devoting an entire hour-long show to 'Mad Martins' on his "el pasajero de reserva" programme for Radio Topo (101.8. fm Zaragoza). Here is a link to the podcast : -


Review - Henry Swaddle, Hexham Courant, UK, December 2017

Posted on 14 November, 2017 at 16:25 Comments comments (0)

The first advance review of Mad Martins, by Henry Swaddle, will appear in the December 2017 edition of the Hexham Courant : -

The 'Mad Martins' 3xCDs/Books arrive!

Posted on 27 October, 2017 at 5:35 Comments comments (0)

What an amazing relief to finally have the 'Mad Martins' triple CD and Deluxe Book 'In My Hands'. So pleased with how the final product has turned out. Best wishes, Gary x

'Fair Flowers Among Them All' CDs arrive!

Posted on 6 October, 2017 at 14:15 Comments comments (0)

Hurrah! The 'Fair Flowers Among Them All (The 'Mad Martins' Instrumentals)' CDs have arrived by courier this afternoon and are looking very nice! We are now just waiting for the parent package - The 'Mad Martins' 3xCD & 104-page Deluxe Book - due to be despatched at the beginning of next week, at long last and after various delays. Roll on!!

Available to BUY NOW in the Mad Martins Shop.

New Merchandise

Posted on 30 September, 2017 at 21:20 Comments comments (0)

We are pleased to announce the launch of the first series of Mad Martins merchandise - a T-Shirt and Tote Bag featuring the 'Front Cover' artwork from the 3xCD/Book: -

These are available to BUY NOW in the Mad Martins Shop.