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Ivor Novello winning composer and musician, spanning the world of live music, theatre and performance that immerses audiences into new worlds of escape and wonder.

Martin is a multi-award winning musician and Ivor Novello winning composer. As a member of Lau he has won four BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Group at the. In 2015 he was nominated in the Best Musician category. In 2014 he received a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists in recognition of his talent as a composer. In 2019 he won the Ivor Novello award for his sound walk “Aeons” that was part of The Great Exhibition of the North.



A Soundwalk for Isolation

“I’d found that in lockdown I’d been getting up earlier and earlier and really enjoying that special period when it feels like there are very few people awake. The first thing I did was to go out and record walking at sunrise. This was early May and the sun was up at about 6am, so not too early. Obviously, it kept going earlier because it went on!"

The Guardian, 31/08/20


"Martin Green’s A Place of Crisps and Pianos is sweetly, hauntingly gnomic."






Ivor Novello Composer Award – Sound Art 2019
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists – Composer Award 2014
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – Best Group 2013 (Lau)
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – Best Group 2010 (Lau)
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – Best Group 2009 (Lau)
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – Best Group 2008 (Lau)
Scottish Traditional Music Awards - Best Live Act (Lau, 2009)



BBC Folk Awards 2015 Best Musician
Scottish Album of the Year Awards 2013 
(Lau – Race The Loser)
Arts Foundation Award 2010 - Folk Musician
British Composer Awards 2010 nominated by PRSF for “Monstre” (brass category)
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009 - Best Live Act (Lau)
Scottish Traditional Music Awards 2008 - Best Live Act (Lau)
Spirit of Scotland Outstanding Achievement in Music Award 2008 - Lau
BBC Folk Awards 2008: Best Musician, Best Album (Lau – Lightweights and Gentlemen)
Best Live Act (Lau)

Folk Radio, 07/08/20

Martin Green - The Portal (Song of the Day)

The Stage, 16/09/20


"We have to think that one day we’ll do this in front of an audience"

Folk Radio, 25/09/20

"The Portal is more than just a means of escape, a way of losing yourself in the primitive allure of dance and music. It is a kind of mirror to the world as it is now, a hauntological document that plays on our strange relationship with the past and our uncertainties about the future."


"Green has created a multifaceted artwork that is as original as anything that has come out of this strange year."​

The Herald, 26/09/20

Musician Martin Green of folk supergroup Lau on the story behind his new podcast, The Portal



★ ★ ★ ★ 

The Guardian - Barbican (London)

"Green’s credentials as a brilliantly inventive accordion player and sonic adventurer with the trio Lau have long been celebrated, but Flit is something else again."

“…a show laced with passion, emotion, drama and curiosity”

“the ingredient that really lifts it to another sphere are the animated figures of birds and wizened characters created out of brown paper by whiterobot … projected behind and among the musicians, to illustrate the stories with both charm and menace, creating a potent theatrical dimension.”

★ ★ ★ ★

The Scotsman - Edinburgh Fringe Festival

“Film and stage set were hewn from brown packing paper with its associations of being sent around the world; the eerie twinkle and glistening whimsy of the music from a mix of distortion and effects, overlaid with the two most arresting instruments – Unthank’s haunting, breathy voice and Holmes’ rich, evocative baritone, bearing witness with grace, honesty and inescapable sadness.”

★ ★ ★ ★

The Herald - Edinburgh Fringe Festival

“Martin Green just went round to his gran’s for a chat and now he has Flit… Taken as a whole it’s an affecting piece, giving off a feeling of helplessness but also an over-riding sense of making the best of often unsought-after situations.”


★ ★ ★ ★ ★


“Flit is a work of incandescent beauty and timely relevance” 



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