Johnny Boy Would Love This
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Label: Hole in the Rain/Absolute
Duration: 2 hrs 20 mins minutes
Hundreds of mourners flocked to the small town of Kells in County Kilkenny at the weekend to attend the funeral of world-renowned folk musician John Martyn.
John who had been living in Thomastown with his partner Theresa, died on Thursday last week.
MARTYN (Wollangrange, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny) Jan. 29, 2009, John (Muscian) (formerly of Roberton, Langside, Glasgow); deeply missed by Teresa, Bari, Spencer, Wesley and Eimer, sister Jules, brother David, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Reposing at his home. Service at St. Mary's Church, Kells, Co. Kilkenny at 12.30 o'c. tomorrow (Sunday). Cremation in Newlands Cross Crematoriam at 3 o'c. on Monday. No flowers. Collection during service.
Publish Date: 31st January 2009
Published in: Irish Independent
The Bottom Line:
Début CD single by Irish duo featuring Big John on vocals.
Two live tracks and a bonus video included.
UltanJohn are Ultan Conlon and John Conneely from Co. Galway, Ireland.
John Martyn, Singer and musician
Where are you?
Anywhere, at any given time. At this moment, Kilkenny.
Favourite items of clothing?
Djellaba, dhoti, three-piece suit, things mostly oriental.
The Bottom Line:
Unofficial release of a Irish broadcast with good atmosphere.
BY KERNAN ANDREWS
JOHN MARTYN is one of the great originals from the British folk-rock scene and now he's returning to the west to play Campbell's Tavern, Cloughanover, Headford, on Saturday 10, as well as the TF Royal, Castlebar, the day before.
On The Cobbles/ Independiente
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He's been on the phone all day, everyone from The Guardian to the Manchester Evening News to the Basingstoke Echo has been speaking to him as his first tour since 2001 approaches. The 56-year-old musician tells it in his own way, how he 'copped a huge belt' off his guitar amplifier, thereby damaging a cyst at the back of his right knee. A serious infection subsequently set in. " My leg went -he gives a mock-dramatic shriek- "big and red and horrible." I said to the guy, 'listen, I think you'll have to amputate here.' He says, 'I think you might be right.'"