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Martin Green & Eliza Carthy: Dinner

Martin Green & Eliza Carthy: Dinner (Heroes of Edible Music HEM001)

Martin Green & Eliza Carthy

Heroes of Edible Music HEM001 (CD, UK, December 2001)

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A mixture of English tradition, American tunes and Martin’s compositions.


Eliza Carthy: violin, octave violin, vocals;
Martin Green: piano accordion, piano, sampling and sequencing [5];
JCool: beatbox [2, 9];
Salah Dawson Miller: frame drums and Karkabou [5];
Eddi Reader: vocals [7]

Track 5 contains samples from
Swåp: Bigger House from their album [sic], Ian Carr: guitar, Karen Tweed: accordion;
Thought Gang: Winter from their album Monsters from the Id, Catherine Coombs, Cello


  1. Fen (5.06)
  2. Mr Preston’s Hornpipe (5.23)
  3. Stephen’s Leaving / The Jolly Fucker / Rörospols (5.44)
  4. Abe’s Retreat / Kielder Castle (4.55)
  5. Jack Warrel’s Hornpipe (5.34)
  6. Daniel Wright’s Hornpipe / A Bagpipe Hornpipe (3.14)
  7. Lemady (Roud 193) (4.37)
  8. Saul’s Shoes / Prescott’s Punch (3.04)
  9. Presbyterian Hornpipe / Game of Draughts (5.45)
  10. Young Collins (4.19)

All tracks trad. arr. Martin Green / Eliza Carthy except
Tracks 1, 3ab, 8, 10b Martin Green
Tracks 3c trad.
Track 4b trad. / Matt Seattle
Track 7 trad. arr. Martin Green / Eliza Carthy / Saul Rose
Track 9 Eliza Carthy / Ed Boyd

> Folk Music > Records > The Martin Green Machine: First Sighting

The Martin Green Machine: First Sighting

The Martin Green Machine: First Sighting (Navigator NAVIGATOR28)

First Sighting
The Martin Green Machine

Navigator Records NAVIGATOR28 (CD, UK, 26 January 2009)

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This music started life as a commission for the New Voices series at Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow, Scotland.

Produced by Martin Green;
Recorded at various times in various places by Mark Simms, Owen Green, Mattie Foulds, Calum Malcolm and Martin Green;
Mixed by Calum Malcolm and Martin Green;
Mastered by Calum Malcolm;
Illustrations by Boo Cook;
Photos by Louis de Carlo;
Design and layout by Monkey with a Pen


Martin Green: accordion, Wurlitzer, samplers, playing God, punchcard music box;
Tom Cook: guitar, guitar effects, kaos pad, vocals;
Alyn Cosker: drums;
Barnaby Stradling: bass;
Rick Taylor: trombone;
Fergus Kerr: French horn;
Andy McKreel: tuba;
Inge Thomson: vocals [3];
Demmy James: vocals [5];
Anna Massie: banjo [7];
Sophie Bancroft: vocals [9];
Moff Skellington: voice [10]


  1. Repetition (4.28)
  2. 23 A (5.37)
  3. Quayle Paint (4.30)
  4. Horse (6.53)
  5. Give Up the Body (3.13)
  6. Rory (5.59)
  7. PSP (4.22)
  8. Can’t Use a Map (4.11)
  9. Shudder (4.36)
  10. The Disappearing Platelayer (5.40)

All music and words written and arranged by Martin Green except
Track 1 samples taken from a live performance of John Rae’s Celtic Fest performing The Man of the House feat. Eilidh Shaw, fiddle, and Martin Green, accordion;
Track 3 words and song melody Inge Thomson;
Track 5 words source unknown, rearranged by Demmy James;
Track 6 samples of Rory McLeod taken from Hymn for Her from her album Kicking Up the Sawdust, poem by George P.S. Peterson of Papa Stour, Scotland;
Track 9 some sounds created with Leafcutter John ’s Forester software;
Track 10 written and read by Moff Skellington

> Folk Music > Records > Martin Green, Becky Unthank, Inge Thomson, Niklas Roswall: Crows’ Bones

Martin Green, Becky Unthank, Inge Thomson, Niklas Roswall: Crows’ Bones

 Martin Green: Crows’ Bones (Reveal REVEAL036CDX)

Crows’ Bones
Martin Green, Becky Unthank, Inge Thomson, Niklas Roswall

Reveal Records REVEAL036CDX (CD, UK, 21 April 2014)

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Commissioned by Opera North

Produced by Martin Green;
Recorded by Calum Malcolm;
Additional recording by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios;
Mixed by Adrian Utley and Martin Green at Planet245;
Mix engineer TJ Allen;
Mastered at Castlesound Studios;
Photos by David Liddell;
Design by Van Gill Media


Martin Green: accordion, piano, toy piano;
Niklas Roswall: nyckelharpa;
Inge Thomson: vocals, log, toys, noises;
Becky Unthank: vocals, music boxes

Adrian Utley: guitars, bass, mellotron, percussion;
Andy Sutor: bass drum;
Ayarkhaan (Albina Degtyareva, Alisa Savvinova, Natalia Fedorov): khomus (mouth harp)


  1. Mess of Crows (6.48)
  2. Lyke Wake Dirge (Roud 8194; TYG 85) (5.58)
  3. Some Living (2.29)
  4. I Saw the Dead (6.38)
  5. Some Neither (3.13)
  6. One December Morn (5.46)
  7. Three Ravens (Roud 5; Child 26) (7.01)
  8. Maklin’s Bridal March / Griesly Bride (7.22)
  9. Some Dead (2.08)

Track 1 words trad. adapted Martin Green, Inge Thomson, music Martin Green;
Tracks 2, 7 trad.;
Track 3 Martin Green, Inge Thomson;
Track 4 Conor O’Brien (of the band Villagers);
Tracks 5, 10 Martin Green, Niklas Roswall, Inge Thomson, Becky Unthank;
Track 6 Sean Cooney (of The Young’uns);
Track 8 words John Manifold, music Tom Campbell

> Folk Music > Records > Martin Green: Flit

Martin Green: Flit

Martin Green: Flit (Reveal REVEAL062LPX)

Martin Green

Reveal Records REVEAL062CDX (CD, UK, 7 October 2016)
Reveal Records REVEAL062LPX (LP + CD, UK, 7 October 2016)

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Produced by Adrian Utley and Martin Green;
Recorded and mixed at Planet 245 Bristol;
Additional recording at Chapel Studios;
Engineered by T.J. Allen;
Mastered at Optimum Bristol;
Mixed by Adrian Utley, T.J. Allen and Martin Green at Planet 245;
Cover image by Whiterobot;
Logo by Iwant Design;
Artwork by Martin Rowsell


Aidan Moffat: vocals [1];
Becky Unthank: vocals [2-3];
Adam Holmes: vocals [4, 6];
John Smith: vocals [9];
Martin Green: samples, accordion, mellotron, sytheisers;
Adrian Utley: electric and acoustic guitar, bass, synthesiser, percussion;
Dominic Atchinson: bass;
Corinna Hewat: harp


Side 1

  1. The Living Wind (3.21)
  2. Strange Sky (4.32)
  3. Wrackline (5.23)
  4. Roll Away (4.04)
  5. The Suitcase (5.01)

Side 2

  1. Laws of Motion (4.05)
  2. Clang Song (3.45)
  3. Smallest Plant (5.53)
  4. The Singing Sands (2.53)

Track 1 words Adam Moffat, music Martin Green;
Tracks 2-3, 5-6 Karine Polwart, Martin Green;
Track 4 words Anaïs Mitchell, music Anaïs Mitchell, Martin Green;
Tracks 2, 7 trad.;
Tracks 7-8 Martin Green;
Track 9 words Sandy Wright, music Martin Green

> Folk Music > Records > Martin Green

Other records with Martin Green

Besides being with Lau, Martin Green played on these albums:

Eliza Carthy: Red (Topic TSCD493) Eliza Carthy, Red, CD, Topic TSCD493, 1998

Eliza Carthy: Angels & Cigarettes (Warner Brothers 9362 47698 2) Eliza Carthy, Angels & Cigarettes, CD, Warner 9362 47698 2, 2000

Norma Waterson: Bright Shiny Morning (TSCD520) Norma Waterson, Bright Shiny Morning, CD, Topic TSCD520, 2000

Heart of England (Teenage Cancer Trust TCTCD 101) Various Artists, Heart of England, CD, Teenage Cancer Trust TCTCD 101, 2000

Roger McGuinn: Treasures From the Folk Den (Hypertension 1210 HYP) Roger McGuinn, Treasures From the Folk Den, CD, Appleseed APR CD 1046, 2001

Eliza Carthy: Anglicana (Topic TSCD539) Eliza Carthy, Anglicana, CD, Topic TSCD539, 2002

Eliza Carthy & Nancy Kerr: On Reflection (Mrs Casey (MCRCD1003) Eliza Carthy & Nancy Kerr, On Reflection, CD, Mrs Casey MCRCD1003, 2002

Shining Bright (Topic TSCD519) Various Artists, Shining Bright: The Songs of Lal & Mike Waterson, CD, Topic TSCD519, 2002

Dean Owens: My Town (Vertical VERTCD065) Dean Owens, My Town, CD, Vertical VERTCD065, 2004

Karine Polwart: Scribbled in Chalk (Spit & Polish SPIT028) Karine Polwart, Scribbled in Chalk, CD, Spit & Polish SPIT028, 2006

Roger Wilson: You Look Familiar (Whiff WH002CD) Roger Wilson, You Look Familiar, CD, Whiff WH002CD, 2007

Eliza Carthy: Dreams of Breathing Underwater (Topic TSCD571) Eliza Carthy, Dreams of Breathing Underwater, CD, Topic TSCD571, 2008

Folk Awards 2008 Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2008, 3 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK05, 2008

Sandy Wright & the Toxic Cowboys: The Songs of Sandy Wright (Navigator NAVIGATOR23) Sandy Wright & the Toxic Cowboys / Various Artists, The Songs of Sandy Wright, 2 CD, Navigator NAVIGATOR23, 2010

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 (Proper PROPERFOLK16) Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK16, 2015