Performers during the Martyn Bennett memorial show at Celtic Connections. Picture: TSPL
A LAVISH tribute concert into the groundbreaking musician Martyn Bennett - staged ten years after their demise - was named event of the season at Scotland’s standard songs Oscars.
Over 80 of this nation’s leading folk, jazz and classical performers and vocalists had been tangled up in a real time relaxing of Bennett’s last landmark record - introduced lower than 2 yrs before he destroyed his fight with cancer on age simply 33.
The late musician, Martyn Bennett. Picture: Added
Composer and violinist Greg Lawson, a long-time buddy of Bennett’s, spent many years focusing on the program, which opened this year’s Celtic Connections songs event and has now today already been honoured on 13th yearly Scots Trad musical Awards event, that was held in Dundee.
Lawson disclosed there were plans afoot to use the live version of Grit on the road in future, including tackle a few of Bennett’s various other work.
The Treacherous Orchestra, one of many modern groups to mention Bennett as a major influence, were honoured because of their newest work, Grind, which had also been a contender for Scottish Album of the season earlier this year.
The Perthshire-born piper and whistle-player Ross Ainslie, who's additionally a part of Treacherous Orchestra, had been named composer of the entire year.
Martyn Bennett, whom surfaced from the mid-1990s songs scene in Edinburgh to be one of several nation’s hottest musical functions, had been forced to give up performing in 2000 in the height of their popularity after being identified as having Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Nonetheless he carried on to produce songs and his final record album, Grit, circulated on Peter Gabriel’s record label, is widely considered to be his master-work, when it comes to method in which he married little-known recordings of traditional tracks through the 1950s-1970s and married all of them with their trademark beats and examples.
The TV broadcast associated with Celtic Connections tv show was in assertion for final month’s Scottish BAFTAs after becoming shortlisted for most readily useful enjoyment programme, but destroyed off to Mrs Brown’s Boys.
This is the 2nd year consecutively that Bennett’s history was honoured on occasion, that has been live-streamed around the globe for the first time.
Theatre-maker Cora Bissett won best occasion at the “Trad Awards” ceremony one year ago for a phase show about Bennett’s life and history, featuring crisis, dance and acrobatics, that has been developed in collaboration with his friends and family.
Performed in Glasgow and Mull, in which Bennett lived in his old age, Bissett’s program - that has been set-to some of their best-known songs - ended up being a signature occasion inside social programme when it comes to Commonwealth Games.
Bennett - produced in Canada but raised in Highlands from the chronilogical age of six by their folk-singer mother Margaret - ended up being the very first old-fashioned musician to win someplace within City of Edinburgh Music School at Broughton High.
He would go on in order to become one of Scotland’s leading real time performers, reguarly showing up at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations and festivals like Celtic Connections and T inside Park.
Lawson, who befriended Bennett when the latter had been 16 together with already been hired to play as a program musician with all the Scottish Ensemble, informed the audience at the Caird Hall that he was hoping to reunite their Grit orchestra for additional activities, including staging a live form of another Bennett album, Bothy Culture.
Lawson stated: “An prize such as this indicates an awful lot, because in generating that orchestra among the things that occurred in my opinion ended up being that it is made today, you can not do it.
“It had been an unbelievable celebration of exactly how various songs types will come together. What you find is the fact that there are a lot more similarities than differences between many of us whom represent all the different accents that speak for music.