composer, innovator, guru of the techno celtic dance scene
Martyn Bennett, a winner of the Glenfiddich “Spirit
of Scotland” Award, has toured the world with his
band ”Cuillin Music” and released the highly
acclaimed landmark albums Bothy Cuture and Hardlands.
Martyn Bennett was born in Newfoundland, Canada in 1971
to a family rooted in both the Island of Skye and Wales.
He spent his formative years in the Cordroy Valley surrounded
by Gaelic-speaking Scottish immigrants who had come from
Canna and Moidart in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland
in 1820. So it is ironic that the most concentrated source
of his musical upbringing was absorbed some 2500 miles from
its origin, which, for the most part, had become much diluted
since the times of The Highland Clearances and the tragic
aftermath of the Jacobite uprisings of 1690-1746.
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