The Ridge is the brand new film from Danny Macaskill. For the first time in one of his films Danny Macaskill climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline. The mussic played throughout the film is Martyn's track Blackbird taken from the album GRIT.
Shputnik In Glenshiel - University of the Highlands & Islands TV Advert
The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) has unveiled radio and TV ads to promote the institute, which has nearly 1,000 extra spaces this year. The TV ad, created by Cànan and set to run on Channel 4 throughout August, uses Martyn Bennett's 'Shputnik In Glenshiel' from the album Bothy Culture performed by Croft No. 5, and focuses on the subject areas of adventure; marine; music; archaeology; and energy and environment engineering.
GRIT - Artworks BBC Scotland Documentary (MacTV)
GRIT - BBC Scotland (30 mins) Director - David Rea, Producer - Calum Angus Mackay The story of Scottish musician and producer Martyn Bennett is to be the subject of a documentary to be shown on BBC Scotland as part of the Artworks series on the evening of Sunday 7th December. Martyn's life as a prodigious young musician, radical saviour of Scottish contemporary folk, and his recent struggles with cancer, the extraordinary story behind 'GRIT' his new album on Real World Records will be told against the back drop of the beautiful Isle of Mull where Martyn now lives and works.
Martyn Bennett - Move (Real World Records)
Move - From the 2003 album GRIT on Real World Records features Sheila Stewart on vocals and tells the story of traveller folk facing eviction. The video shows footage of Martyn on a make shift Space Hopper and Kirsten Bennett dancing.
Martyn Bennett - Brighton 2003
Martyn Bennett - Glasgow King Tuts 2000
Martyn Bennett - Glasgow Barrowlands 2000
Martyn Bennett - STV: The Strange Show
This week's show is all about fairies, not the Tinker Bell tutu wearing type, but the dangerous bigger Scottish sort. Presenter Mark O'Dowd also reports on the story of Robert Kirk, a minister who was spirited away by fairies. Series presented by Margaret Bennett and Mark O'Dowd featuring the bizarre, unknown, pagan and Scots folk law.
Martyn Bennett - St. Patrick Special Event 2000
Margaret Bennett - Gaelic Lament - BBC Scotland
BBC2 "Scotland's Music With Phil Cunningham" - Gaelic singer Margaret Bennett talked about the intense feeling expressed by Gaelic laments and how they encapsulated her grief at losing her son, the master musician Martyn Bennett.
Martyn Bennett with Aly Bain & Jay Ungar - Scotland
Martyn Bennett - What Am I Doing Here
Music from David Harrower's play 'Knives In Hens'. The track is called 'What Am I Doing Here' and was shown on Ceol Tacsi featuring Tommy Smith, Jim Sutherland, Donald Shaw & Manus Lunny. Thanks to Frang McHardy for supplying the footage.
Martyn Bennett - Piping Hot 1999 - Out Of Bed / Brenda Stubbert
Martyn Bennett & Cuillin performing 'Out Of Bed/Brenda Stubbert, the first part from their performance on Piping Hot 1999. Thanks to Frang McHardy for supplying the footage.
Martyn Bennett - Piping Hot 1999 - Lasses Bushes Brawly
Martyn Bennett & Cuillin performing 'Lasses Bushes Brawly' the second part from Piping Hot in 1999. Thanks to Frang McHardy for supplying the footage.
Martyn Bennett - Piping Hot 1999 - Handshaker Stomp
Martyn Bennett & Cuillin performing 'Handshaker Stomp' the third and final part of their appearance on Piping Hot in 1999. Thanks to Frang McHardy for supplying the footage.
The Gordon Duncan Experience - Perth Concert Hall - MacKay's Memoirs
The Gordon Duncan Experience performing MacKay's Memoirs at Perth Concert Hall in aid of The Gordon Duncan Trust.
Gordon Duncan, from Pitlochry in Perthshire, was widely regarded as one of the most skilled and innovative traditional music performers and composers of modern times. While steeped in the art of traditional highland piping, his approach to his music was always imaginative, fresh and at times radical, to the extent that his influence can be heard within an entire generation of younger musicians across Scotland and well beyond. Gordon died in December 2005, aged 41.
The Grand Rapids Ballet - Nae Regrets
Originally from San Francisco, CA, Brian Enos has been choreographing since age 14. When he was just 18, and still a student in the Houston Ballet Academy, Enos was invited by artistic director Ben Stevenson, O.B.E. to create his first work for The Houston Ballet. He has since gone on to create works for companies such as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet Met, Nashville Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, and DanceWorks Chicago, among others. http://brianenos.net