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Marti Coyle Muscian (Balkan Alien Sound)

"Working with An Nua has give me the chance to both create and perform simultaneously. A real live experience in every sense."

Martin is the bouzouki player and manager for the folk fusion group Balkan Alien Sound. The seven piece ensemble are an exciting cultural crossover of Irish musicians whose sound is a melting pot of Eastern and Western Europe. Hints of Bulgaria, Macedonia and indeed Ireland can be heard throughout their writing style and their repertoire, as well as consisting of original compositions, tackles and breathes new life into traditional Balkan pieces. The group have toured and headlined festivals throughout Europe as well as Glastonbury and WOMAD.
Outside of the group Martin works with WOMAD N.I. as a lead facilitator in workshops addressing cultural diversity through music and performance. These workshops have ran both in Ireland and in Europe. Collaboration is central to his work and Martin has composed music for artists and organisations such as the Neil Cowley Trio, LUXe Carnival Spectacle and AnNua Productions.