MP3 Martyn Wylde - Minstrel's Lament
A folksinger with a remarkable blend of warmth, emotion and range unique to the genre as well as a talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, his repertoire combines original songs with traditional and contemporary Celtic material.
11 MP3 Songs in this album (45:19) !
Related styles: WORLD: Celtic, FOLK: Celtic Folk
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Founding member of popular renaissance faire act Wyldefyre, Martyn Wylde has been a professional musician and actor for nearly forty years. His smooth tenor and remarkable 3 1/2 octave vocal range had him headed for a career in music from an early age. Rock music, particularly the “British Invasion” of the mid-1960s radically changed the direction that career was to take.
Martyn''s driving, melodic basslines and soaring upper register vocal harmonies kept him in demand as a studio and touring musician for over three decades. In 2000 he ended a nearly ten year long stint with southern rockers Bandit, after recording three CDs and touring extensively with that group to try his hand at yet another musical genre; the folk music of the British Isles.
Martyn''s signature fingerstyle guitar and pure tenor voice have been featured on three Wyldefyre CDs, Wyldefyre (2004), All''s Faire (2006) and Have Another (2008)- all available here at CD Baby. His own CD, Minstrel''s Lament, is truly a solo CD, in that Martyn plays all the instruments (six and twelve-string guitars, basses, octave mandolin/bouzouki, percussion) and sings multiple harmony parts.
Martyn''s latest band, Celtic Mayhem, have just released a self-titled CD which is also available here at CD Baby.
With an extensive repertoire culled from the rich folk traditions of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales along with his own original songs, Martyn Wylde continues the legacy of the minstrels of olde. You can see and hear him perform live - with Wyldefyre, with Celtic Mayhem or on his own - at a faire, festival or pub near you - or take him home with you by buying the CD.