Appearance on WHCR FM 106.9

On Monday, December 5, I had the pleasure of appearing on West Hull Community Radio.

I was asked to do some live tracks after Max Roberts, who does the folk hour on Mondays from 7pm-8pm, got in touch with the folk club I regularly attend. I firstly directed him towards the stuff I’ve done on Soundcloud but he said he’d much rather have me live in the studio!

In a first for the folk hour, I did two a cappella songs, traditional ballads Constant Lovers and The Rigs of Rye. The third song was with the keyboard, my reworking of Tom Waits’ Shiver Me Timbers. This was, in its own way, another first as they’d never before had a keyboard in the studio, which was, shall we say, a little on the small side.

But WHCR are in the process of building a much bigger studio on the ground floor of the building they occupy in Anlaby Road, so who knows, maybe Beggar’s Bridge may get the chance to do a live set with a few instruments?

Many thanks to Max and his producer grandson Liam, who’s surely destined for bigger things in radio!

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Author: Sam

I'm Sam Martyn, a folk singer, musician and artist from Hull. I'm a member of Hull folk band Beggar's Bridge, and I'm also in the White Horse Ceilidh Band. I've been a regular at the The White Horse Folk Club in Beverley for a good few years now, too. I play piano, low and high whistle, and harmonium. Influences include June Tabor (quite simply a heroine of mine) and Eliza Carthy. In September 2012 I released my first album, Drifting on Out, while Land and Sea followed in February 2016 - both are available to buy on CD via PayPal in my website shop, or from iTunes.

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