Love and Loss: Remembering Martyn Bennett in Scotland's Music

Love and Loss: Remembering Martyn Bennett in Scotland's Music


  • Artists: Margaret Bennett, Martyn Bennett & Cameron Drummond

Love and Loss - Remembering Martyn in Scotland’s Music by Margaret Bennett. “Martyn Bennett was one of the most talented and respected musicians Scotland has ever produced…” Phil Cunningham, Scotland’s Music, BBC Scotland 2007.


(1.) Fhir an fhuilt dhuinn:Traditional melody from Padruig Mòr MacCrimmon’s ‘Cumha na Cloinne’ (Lament for the Children). Verses byPeigi Stuibhart Margaret's  mother. Vocal: Margaret Bennett.

(2.) Laddie Lie Near Me (Robert Burns), Vocal: Margaret Bennett; violin: Martyn Bennett (Arr. M.Bennett, 2000);

(3.) Cumha Iain Gairbh (Lament for John MacLeod of Raasay)— Vocal: Margaret Bennett;  pipes and all sound effects: Martyn Bennett (Arr. M.Bennett, 1999).


In track 1, Cameron Drummond plays Highland bagpipes belonging to Martyn’s grandfather George Bennett, who has gifted them to the Piping Centre and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly known as the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, RSAMD) in Martyn’s memory. Special thanks to Bob Whitney, studio sound engineer at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Tracks 2 & 3 were recorded and produced by Martyn Bennett. Proceeds of this CD will endow the Martyn Bennett Memorial Scholarship at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Portraits © Manon Rousso and Layout by Gonzalo Mazzei. Produced by Grace Note Publications © 2008.

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