Folk favourite Martyn to play in the area

It’s been five years since folk favourite Martyn Wyndham-Read first performed at the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall in Holloway, and he will be making his return on Saturday, May 11 from 7.30pm.

Martyn is one of our best known and respected singers, with a laid-back, hypnotic style which never fails to relax and enthral his audience.

At the age of 18, he left his mother’s farm in Sussex and headed off, with his guitar, to Emu Springs in South Australia where he worked on a sheep station. While there he became captivated by the old songs sung by some of the station hands, and this lead him to Melbourne and the Australian Folk revival.

Back in England he met up with renowned singer and song collector Bert Lloyd, who asked him to be a part of the album Leviatha on the Topic label, since which him has never stopped touring folk clubs and festivals worldwide.

Over the years, Martyn has recorded 32 albums many of which have featured the songs he leant while living in Australia.

Supporting Martyn in the concert will be local group QwickswiG who perform unaccompanied folk songs in the English tradition. Doors and the bar are open at 7pm.

For tickets contact Dave on 01773 856545.