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Martin Holland

Martin Holland started playing the trumpet at the tender age of nine in a local youth wind orchestra in South Jutland (das Jugendmusikkorps Schleswig ehem. 16er Husaren). Much later he played with countless bands and orchestras in relative obscurity all over the West Country and gained a degree in music from Dartington College of Arts in 2003. He recorded albums with ‘The Simmertones’, Helen Shepherd, Louise Parker, ‘Duende’ and ‘The Elevator Suite’ on trumpet. His own original EP ‘The Kindness of Strangers’ is available to download and he continues to play with the ‘BRNC volunteer band’ and ‘Skedaddle’ covering concert band repertoire and rough cut jazz.

After an extended collaboration with poet Alice Oswald and her playwright Peter Oswald he took off on his boat on a busking tour of France and Spain. The film on youtube ‘Put your sails up’ is a snapshot of some of the work he did in Barcelona.

For Martin his musical journey is an adventure and he is keen to develop his musical philosophy to make the world a better place.