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Martyn Oram

    photo by Gary Sears 2010

contact:  martynoram@yahoo.co.uk

"The Bridge Of Broken Dreams"

1 RAIN

2 GOOD TIMES

3 THE FIDDLER

4 NOTHING TO FEAR

5 CRAZY FRED

6 KISSING POLKA

7 BAM BAM'S LAST NOTE

 

8 WHEREWITHAL

9 PONT AVEN

10 LOOK OUT FOR JACK

11 TEQUILA

12 DONKEY

13 I NEVER KNEW

14 TIME TO MOVE ON

15 STORM AT ULURU

16 TWENTY YEARS

"Typically thoughtful, warmly sung with exemplary diction and featuring his skilful fiddling ... The title comes from the track called 'The Fiddler' and very entertaining it is too ... Other striking tracks include 'Nothing To Fear', with its lilting melancholy, and 'Bam Bam's Last Note', a haunting setting of the last words of an 18 year old heroin addict ... This is an album that affords a deal of enjoyable listening."
Pat Nightingale, Folk London, Feb/March 2007

"All songs show a mastery of words that create vivid pictures and believable characters ... It's all put together with skill and passion ... Martyn's fiddle playing is excellent, but a bit too wild for me at times ... A well produced CD with extensive sleeve notes and photographs."  
Theo Thomas, Unicorn Folk Magazine, Spring 2007

"The CD is deeply rooted in the English folk/singer-songwriter tradition. Martyn is at his best in the more sober ballads like 'Nothing To Fear' or 'Wherewithal' which are very pure and honest songs....This is a nice album with some nice songs which I really enjoy."
Eelco Schilder, Folkworld 33, Germany, June 2007

"A very adaptable writer and musician, hard to pigeonhole .... his latest album is best exemplified in the thoughtful, punchy acoustics of 'Good Times', the uplifting mandolin-led 'Kissing Polka' and the carefully crafted love song 'Twenty Years'."          Rock 'n' Reel Issue 3

 

Martyn is also a member of the London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra

Check www.lpso.co.uk for info, dates, photos, reviews.

                                                                                                                                   

Martyn singing "Drops In The Ocean" at Cropredy Folk Festival, 2001, with Maart Allcock and Keith Donnelly

 

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