ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…
Martyn Wyndham-Read – Friday, 25th November, 2016
5 Aquatic Drive Albert Park Lake (next to the Point Restaurant)
$25/$20 Cash at the door.
Doors open 7:30pm
Includes bread & dips before the show and hot party finger food in the interval.
Drinks from bar at bar prices.
Bookings email@example.com or text 0418179411
Martyn Wyndham-Read has been involved with folk music for over forty years. In his late teens he left his mother’s farm in Sussex and headed off, with his guitar, to Australia where he worked on a sheep station Emu Springs in South Australia.
It was while he was there that he heard, first hand, the old songs sung by some of the station hands at Emu Springs and he became captivated by these songs and the need to know more of them and where they came from grew.
He headed off to Melbourne and became part of the folk song revival there and throughout Australia during the early1960’s.
Back to England where he met up with the renowned singer and song collector Bert Lloyd, who himself had spent time in Australia. Martyn was asked by Bert Lloyd to be part of the album ‘Leviathan’ on the Topic label and soon after he started recording for Bill Leader and touring extensively worldwide.
In the early 1970’s Martyn started the ‘Maypoles to Mistletoe’ concerts which portray the seasons of the year through song, music, dance and verse and illustration. Martyn is also the instigator of the well known Song Links Project,
Martyn is claiming that this will be his last tour in Australia, so if that’s true…
not to be missed