Mad Martins

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The CDs & Book

Key Contributors

Gary Miller

Musical Director

Lead Vocals, Guitars, Mandolins

Keith Armstrong


Spoken Word, Poetry Recitation

Helen Temperley

Art Director

Artwork, Illustration, Design

Iain Petrie


Vocals & Numerous Instruments


Special Guests

Glenn Miller


Mick Tyas

Lead & Backing Vocals,

Mandolin, Additional Instruments

Richard Doran

Dulcimer, Bouzouki




Gary Miller - Lead & Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, standard & octave Mandolins, occasional Electric Guitar, Bouzouki, assorted traditional & invented Percussion
Iain Petrie – numerous Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Piano, Keyboards, Ukeleles, Glockenspiel, Bass, Drums, assorted traditional & invented Percussion, Backing Vocals, Harmonies, Programming, Orchestral Arrangements, etc…

Poems and spoken word pieces
Keith Armstrong - Voice (Poetry Recitation, Narration)
Richard Doran – Bouzouki, Dulcimer
Glenn Miller - Accordion
Mick Tyas - Mandolin
Ann Sessoms - Northumbrian Pipes
Iain Petrie - Additional Keyboards, Programming & Effects

Guest Lead Vocalists
Mick Tyas - Lead Vocals on The Dandy Horse and In The Navy (Jonathan's Chantey & Hornpipe) (plus Backing Vocals on The Leaping Swordsman"Shoot The Bishop!"Four Bare WallsEscapeA Painting For Charles)
Marie Tucker - Lead Vocal on Maria's Testimony
Karen Ross - Lead Vocal Duet with Gary on A Thin Veneer
Sylvia Doran - Lead Vocal on ‘Wicked Old World' (plus Backing Vocals on Three Mad Martins (Prophecy))

Additional Guest Musicians
Jennie Beasty - Fiddle on The Leaping SwordsmanMaria's Testimony and "Shoot The Bishop!"
Trevor Kinsel - Trumpet on Medals
Frank Meadley - Bodhran on In The Navy (Jonathan's Chantey & Hornpipe)
Glenn Miller - Accordion on Three Mad Martins (Prophecy)The Leaping SwordsmanThe Dandy Horse, In The Navy (Jonathan's Chantey & Hornpipe), "Shoot The Bishop!"
Mick Tyas - Mandolin & Percussion on In The Navy (Jonathan's Chantey & Hornpipe), Harmonica on A Painting For Charles

Additional Guest Vocalists
Tamsin Davidson - Backing Vocals on God And Air
Anna Emmins - Backing Vocals on God And Air
Barbara Petrie (R.I.P.) - Harmony Vocals on "Shoot The Bishop!"

'The Press-ganged and Beleaguered Crew of The Good Ship Hercules' (Richard Doran, 'Glasgow' Jimmy, Frank Meadley, Gary Miller and Iain Petrie; ably led by 'Captain' Mick Tyas) - Backing Vocals, plus various shouts, "heave-ho's", hoots, hollers and hearty howls on 

In The Navy (Jonathan's Chantey & Hornpipe)

The Albert Ness Ensemble - Orchestration on In My Hands
The Lick Spittals - Horns

Musical Direction by Gary Miller

All songs arranged by Gary Miller & Iain Petrie
All accordion tunes arranged by Glenn Miller
All mandolin, dulcimer/bouzouki tunes arranged by Richard Doran & Mick Tyas
All northumbrian pipe tunes arranged by Ann Sessoms

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Iain Petrie
Recorded at Awake Music! Studios in Berwick-upon-Tweed & Spittal during 2013-14, with additional 'field' recordings using the Awake Music! mobile studio at The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 11th December 2014

Mastered by Garry Boyle at Slate Room Studio, Pencaitland, April 2015