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Martyn Bennett's 'Grit' has been named as Folk Album of the Year in Scotland On Sunday newspaper:
'Made in the midst of his battle with cancer, Bennett uses his most trusted tools from the Scottish tradition to sample travellers and Gaelic singers, catapulting them into the modern world with thrilling beats and full-on techno. It is a collage of archive recordings from the Scots and Gaelic traditions integrated with Bennett’s trademark contemporary dance beats. This collection is carried by monumental voices. The Roma provide the strongest, but listen to ‘Liberation’ for a Gaelic psalm using the singing of Murdina and Effie Macdonald and the gravelly voice of Michael Marra reading Psalm 118 in English.'

Published 7th Jan 2004 »