MARTIN LUCAS - THE CELTURIAN
An acoustic warrior with an acoustic guitar as his
weapon, Martin Lucas – aka The Celturian - has been
captivating audiences with his unique musical style.
The Birmingham-based self-taught musician, who has
also been dubbed the Celtic Jimi Hendrix, has raised
the popularity of Gaelic-themed music to new levels
by pioneering its performance on acoustic guitar.
With no margin for error, Martin relies on concentration
and muscular fingers for his continuous solos
that veer from heartfelt melody to frenetic flurry.
Having experimented in the Celtic format since the
1990s, his style involves using the entire neck of his
Takamine guitar in fast reels, using open tuning with
up to three capos or more to present a richer range
of chords. In the 1980s Martin visited Dublin where he first became interested in Irish music – an interest that was to develop in the 1990s when he began studying the Celtic format for acoustic guitar. Working a new Takamine limited edition 1996 acoustic guitar, Martin’s solo acts brought him to the attention of the likes of ex-Move star Trevor Burton for whom he went on to provide gig support.The Celturian – Martin’s own word to help define his music - is now taking his Celtic acoustic format to new heights with the recording of a new album, Samurai Rose, in collaboration with singer-songwriter and martial artist Fay Yvonne (Fay Goodman). The all-original work, produced with the musical backing of Rick Wakeman and studio support.
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