The Celtic Connections 2015 opening ceremony featured the World Premiere of Martyn Bennett’s GRIT.
The album GRIT, originally released in October 2003, was to be Martyn’s final masterpiece; a complex mixture of electronica, dance beats and samples offset by the voices of traditional singers whose music and words Martyn was raised on.
For this opening ceremony at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall the album experienced a radical re-imagining; Greg Lawson, a renowned musician in his own right and friend of Martyn Bennett, conducted his own new orchestral arrangement.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel is also co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Chart.
Angel has also produced and remastered world music studio albums and compilations for labels such as Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, and Music of the World.