Keeping the tradition alive

My music on Bandcamp


I’m a folk singer, musician and artist from Hull. I’m in the Hull folk bands Beggar’s Bridge and Fiddlers Elbow, and the White Horse Ceilidh Band. I play piano, low and high whistle, and harmonium. Recent projects include singing and playing on Reg Meuross’s 12 Silk Handkerchiefs song cycle, which went on an Arts Council England-funded tour in September 2019. Please check out my two albums (via Bandcamp, below) – they are also available to buy in my online shop.

The vocals of Sam Martyn were a revelation – a true folk voice reminiscent of giants such as Maddy Prior and Maggie Boyle

The Topic Folk Club, Bradford

Drifting On Out is an absolute treat. The musical balance is perfect, and Martyn’s voice really is wonderful. It’s kind of a sexier, deeper, soulful Maddy Prior. 

Bright Young Folk