Latest news »Concert to Celebrate the Legacy of Martyn Bennett on 27 October
An evening of cutting edge performances by a wide range of contemporary, traditional, jazz, and classical musicians who will celebrate the legacy of Martyn Bennett, one of Scotlands most unique and gifted musicians who died in 2005 aged 33.
The concert features a rare performance by Martyns acclaimed band Cuillin with his multi- instrumentalist role as a violin and bagpipe virtuoso played by Greg Lawson and Fraser Fifield along with his regular line up of Kirsten Bennett and Deidre Morrison and his original samples and breakbeats marshalled by Martin Swan of Mouth Music.
The concert will also premiere 4 new pieces of music commissioned by the Martyn Bennett Trust who asked leading Scottish composers to create new music starting with a Martyn Bennett melody fragment as a point of origin. These pieces will be composed by:
Robert McFall & Fraser Fifield
DJ Dolphin Boy & Phil Bancroft
The concert will also feature performances by a wide ranging and stellar cast:
Fred Morrison, Margaret Bennett, the Broughton Music School Orchestra playing a new piece dedicated to Martyn Bennett, the PorridgeMen, Anna Wendy Stevenson and the Flying Fiddles,
Martyn Bennett Day also features a series of music workshops for 12 - 25 year olds at Broughton Music School.
The Martyn Bennet Trust aims are to promote Martyns Bennets music and legacy and support young musicians across the world. The trust is currently running a project in Argentina where University of Buenos Aires Conservatory and in a deprived area forming a choir with immigrant children to perform Martyns music.
27 October 7.30 Queens Hall Edinburgh
Tickets: £ 18.50 (£ 16.00)
All profits to the Martyn Bennett Trust