As percussionist Martin is part of the Avatar massive since 2008. Avatar has shared stage with host of international acts at festivals such as: Cuisle Chorca Dhuibhne-Dingle's Global Rhythm Festival featuring Jamaican Reggae Legend Ricky Grand and London Based Vocalist MIRI,
Electric Picnic (Trenchtown stage~where they were accorded the Artist's Choice accolade), Cork's SouthXSouthwest, Cork Jazz Festival, Feile na Bealtaine among others.
Martin is part of Eamon Cagney's Rithim Ensemble that performed at the Big Bang festival in Dublin 2015 as well as at Cuisle Chorca Dhuibhne in Dingle 2016.
Martin began coalobrateing with Catherine Young in 2006. Since then, he has worked with her on all her 'live' music works to date performeing throughout Ireland includeing Dublin Dance Festival, Feile na Bealtaine, The Dublin Fringe Festival and Simsa Tire.
Martin's recording work can be heard on folowing albums
SPLANC - The Dingle Carnival Band is a highly energetic and contagious positive Band playing rhythms inspired from various traditions arround the globe spiced up with plenty of funk, hip hop and reggae. SPLANC is a community Band and everybudy is wellcome to join. In 2011 72 people all ages and abilities actively took part. The core group varies from 10 to 20 people and in parades in dingle the young Percussion Workshop students, Camphill Comunity and frends of SPLANC often join us for the fun. SPLANC The Dingle Carnival Band ( 6 peace +) is also available for events and festivals outside Dingle.
Please contact Martin for more informations and prices.
In 2013 Splanc recived support from MUSIC NETWORK
In 2012 SPLANC worked together with Bodhran player, singer & songwrighter Ronan O Snodaigh (KILA). There work was performed at the Dingle Global Rhythm Festival CUISLE CHORCA DHUIBHNE 2013 (12, - 15. July)
This collaboration was made possible through support from Udaras na Gealtachta.
In 2011 the Dingle Carnival Band recived kind support from Kerry County Council and various local businesses to by new suitable marching Instruments.
Dingle Carnival Band gratefully acknowledges the financial and logistical support of Beehive Theatre Company, Dingle.
Thanks again to all of you!!!!!
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