Concerts Wiki


Glasgow Walker Tour

Band: Spencer Cozens (keyboards), Jim Lampi (Chapman stick), John Giblin (bass), Arran Ahmun (drums)

2000-05-22 Italy, Bolzano, Carambolage.

2000-05-24 Italy, Sarzana (La Spezia), Jux Tap

2000-05-25 Italy, San Benedetto del Tronto, Ascoli Piceno, PalaCongressi

2000-05-26 Italy, Cortemaggiore (Piacenza), Fillmore.

2000-05-27 Italy, Città di Castello (AR), Teatro degli Illuminati (uncertain).

2000-05-28 Italy, Torino, Hiroshima Mon Amour

Dislocated shoulder tour

2000-06-01 UK, Brighton, Concorde 2

2000-06-02 UK, Leicester, De Montfort Hall.

2000-06-03 UK, Reading, Hexagon

2000-06-05 Ireland, Strandhill (co. Sligo), The Venue

2000-06-06 Ireland, Letterkenny (co Donegal), An Grianan Theatre

2000-06-07 Ireland, Dublin, Vicar Street (Reggie Hastings covered for John on guitar).

2000-06-08 Ireland, Belfast, Limelight.

2000-06-09 UK, Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall

2000-06-10 UK, Leeds, Varieties

2000-06-11 UK, Birmingham, Ronnie Scott's.

2000-06-13 UK, London, Shepherd's Bush Empire

2000-06-14 UK, Worcester, Huntingdon Hall

2000-06-15 UK, Milton Keynes, The Stables

2000-06-16 UK, Maidstone, The Exchange.

2000-06-18 UK, Ebbw Vale, Beaufort Theatre.

2000-06-19 UK, Guildford, Civic Hall

2000-06-21 UK, Cambridge, Junction

2000-06-22 UK, Shrewsbury, Music Hall

2000-06-23 UK, Salisbury, City Hall.

2000-06-24 UK, Glastonbury, Festival: 11 a.m. Opening act Jazzworld Stage (cancelled as intended film shooting was cancelled also).

2000-06-24 UK, Glastonbury, Festival: 11 p.m. Closing set Avalon Stage

2000-06-25 UK, Birmingham, Ronnie Scott's.

2000-06-26 Scotland, Glasgow, Renfrew Ferry.

2000-06-27 Scotland, Ayr, Gaiety.

2000-06-28 Scotland, Edinburgh, Liquid Room.

2000-06-29 Scotland, Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree.

2000-10-28 Ireland, Kilkenny, Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. (solo benefit show for cerebral palsy).


John Martyn Winter Tour 2001

Band: Spencer Cozens (keyboards), Alan Thomson (bass), Arran Ahmun (drums)

Supporting act was James Yorkston who had just sent a demo tape to John.

2001-01-24 UK, London, Jazz Café

2001-01-25 UK, London, Jazz Café

2001-01-26 UK, Spalding, South Holland Centre.

2001-01-27 Scotland, Glasgow, Renfrew Ferry

2001-01-28 Scotland, Edinburgh, Liquid Room.

2001-01-30 UK, Croydon, Ashcroft Theatre (Fairfield Hall)

2001-01-31 UK, Dudley, The Robin [Hood Club]

2001-02-01 UK, Cheltenham, Town Hall.

2001-02-02 UK, South Shields, Customs House.

2001-02-03 UK, Beverley, Picture Playhouse.

2001-02-04 UK, Manchester, The Lowry. (Martin Winnings on sax)

2001-02-05 UK, Newark, Palace Theatre.

2001-02-06 UK, Preston, Charter Theatre

2001-02-14 UK, Lowestoft, Marina Theatre.

2001-02-15 UK, Southampton, The Brook

2001-02-16 UK, Burgess Hill, Martlets Hall

2001-02-17 UK, Exeter, Phoenix

2001-02-18 UK, Birmingham, Ronnie Scott's.

2001-02-20 UK, Guildford, Civic Hall. (Martin Winnings on sax). This show was the setting for the Fonte Bund band episode of Human Remains. They sang three short songs on stage and John did a few cameo appearances.

2001-02-21 UK, Bristol, Colston Hall

2001-02-22 UK, Milton Keynes, The Stables

2001-02-23 Northern Ireland, Belfast, Waterfront Hall (Studio)

2001-02-24 Ireland, Dublin, Vicar Street

2001-02-25 Ireland, Cork, Rock City

2001-02-26 Ireland, Galway, Róisin Dubh

2001-02-27 Ireland, Galway, Róisin Dubh

2001-03-01 Ireland, Waterford, The Forum.

2001-03-20 Ireland, Dublin, The Olympia: Paul Weller invited John to join him on stage for an encore (Don't Want To Know).

Sunshine Boys Tour

With Danny Thompson; supporting act Rosalie Deighton and Carina Round replacing Kathryn Williams

2001-05-29 Scotland, Glasgow, Pavilion

2001-05-30 Scotland, Aberdeen, Music Hall.

2001-05-31 Scotland, Inverness, Eden Court Theatre.

2001-06-01 Scotland, Dundee, Caird Hall. (cancelled).

2001-06-02 UK, Newcastle, Opera House

2001-06-03 UK, Sheffield, City Memorial Hall

2001-06-04 UK, Telford, Oakengates Theatre.

2001-06-05 UK, Leeds, Varieties Theatre

2001-06-06 UK, Manchester, Bridgewater Hall

2001-06-09 UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange

2001-06-10 UK, Birmingham, Ronnie Scott's.

2001-06-11 UK, Birmingham, Ronnie Scott's. (cancelled).

2001-06-12 UK, Birmingham, Ronnie Scott's

2001-06-13 UK, Leicester, De Montfort Hall

2001-06-14 UK, Worcester, Huntingdon Hall

2001-06-15 UK, Kings Lynn, Corn Exchange

2001-06-16 UK, London, Finsbury Park, Guinness Fleadh (16:20 hrs, Irish Post stage)

2001-06-16 UK, Milton Keynes, The Stables

2001-06-17 UK, Greenwich, Borough Halls

2001-06-20 UK, Basingstoke, The Anvil

2001-06-21 UK, Salisbury, City Hall.

2001-06-22 UK, Reading, Reading Concert Hall

2001-06-23 UK, Hackney (London), The Ocean

2001-06-24 UK, London, Shepherds Bush Empire

2001-06-25 UK, Brighton, New Concorde.


2002-02-28 Ireland, Waterford, The Forum Theatre.

John Martyn Summer Tour

Spencer Cozens (keyboards), Jim Lampi (Chapman stick)

Supporting act Eva Abrahams

Cancelled due to seriously infected foot

2002-06-22 UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange. [cancelled]

2002-06-27 UK, Milton Keynes, The Stables [cancelled]

Autumn Tour 2002 (October November)

Spencer Cozens (keyboards), Jim Lampi (Chapman stick)

Cancelled due to health problems, caused by a serious car crash in mid August. Among the cancelled dates

2002-10-18 Scotland, Edinburgh, The Liquid Room. [cancelled]

2002-10-19 Scotland, Aberdeen, Music Hall. [cancelled]

2002-10-20 Scotland, Glasgow, Renfrew Ferry. [cancelled]

2002-11-05 UK, Leeds, City Varieties Music Hall [cancelled]


2003-11-07 Ireland, Leap (Cork), Connollys of Leap (with Spencer Cozens and John Giblin on acoustic bass)

2003-11-08 Ireland, Leap (Cork), Connollys of Leap (with Spencer Cozens and John Giblin on acoustic bass).


One For The Road Tour 2004

Spencer Cozens (keyboards), John Giblin (bass), Arran Ahmun (drums)

Supporting act Eva Abrahams

2004-04-24 Ireland, Waterford, The Forum Theatre.

2004-04-25 Ireland, Dublin, Vicar Street

2004-04-27 UK, Basingstoke, The Anvil

2004-04-28 UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange

2004-04-30 UK, Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre

2004-05-01 UK, Bristol, Colston Hall

2004-05-03 UK, Milton Keynes, The Stables

2004-05-05 UK, Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall

2004-05-06 UK, Croydon, Fairfield Halls

2004-05-08 UK, Manchester (Salford), The Lowry

2004-05-09 UK, Newcastle, Opera House

2004-05-10 Scotland, Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall

2004-05-12 UK, London, Queen Elizabeth Hall

2004-05-13 UK, Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall

2004-05-14 UK, Leeds, Irish Centre

2004-05-16 UK, Liverpool, Royal Court

2004-05-25 UK, London, BBC studio: Later With Jools Holland (broadcast 28 May). One For The Road and Johnny Too Bad with Spencer Cozens, John Giblin, Arran Ahmun.

Irish Summer Tour (with band)

Spencer Cozens (keyboards), Alan Thompson (bass), Arran Ahmun (drums)

2004-07-03 Ireland, Downpatrick, Ballydugan Mill. (Headlines "Get Down With The Blues Festival")

2004-07-08 Ireland, Culdaff, Mac's Backroom Bar.

2004-07-09 Ireland, Castlebar, The Royal Theatre.

2004-07-10 Ireland, Headford, Campbells Tavern. (supported by Noely McDonnell)

2004-07-11 Ireland, Headford, Campbells Tavern. (supported by Noely McDonnell)

2004-07-12 Ireland, Boyle, The Moving Stairs.

2004-07-15 Ireland, Limerick, Dolans Warehouse

2004-07-16 Ireland, Wexford, Riverbank House Hotel.

2004-07-17 Ireland, Cork, Half Moon Theatre

Autumn Tour

Spencer Cozens (keyboards), Alan Thompson (bass), Arran Ahmun (drums)

2004-10-09 Northern Ireland, Newtownards, Queen's Hall (Headlining Ards International Guitar Festival). At this festival John was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of a lifetimes contribution to the world of guitar. Previous recipients include John Renbourn, Davey Graham, Henry McCullough and Louis Stewart. Presenter Stuart Bailie remembers: "His band was pre-warned so we interrupted his gig at a strategic time to make our homage. John didn't know what was going on and he gave me a look of pure malice. It was terrifying. But when he realised what we were trying to do, his demeanour changed abruptly and he started to weep."

2004-11-08 UK, Southend, Cliffs Pavilion.

2004-11-10 UK, Plymouth, Pavilion.

2004-11-11 UK, Cheltenham, Town Hall

2004-11-14 UK, Derby, Assembly Rooms

2004-11-15 UK, Preston, Guild Hall.

2004-11-17 Scotland, Glasgow, Carling Academy

2004-11-18 UK, York, Grand Opera House

2004-11-20 UK, Cardiff, St Davids Hall. (Colin Tully joined on sax). (supported by Dean Johnson)

2004-11-21 UK, London, Shepherd's Bush Empire.

2004-11-22 UK, Portsmouth, Guildhall.

2004-11-25 Northern Ireland, Derry, The Nerve Centre.

2004-11-26 Northern Ireland, Belfast, Elmwood Hall.

2004-11-27 Ireland (Kildare), Ballymore Eustace, Poulaphouca House.

2004-11-29 Ireland, Galway, Róisin Dubh

2004-11-30 Ireland, Galway, Róisin Dubh

2004-12-02 Ireland, Ennis, Glór.

2004-12-03 Ireland, Killarney, The Granary.

2004-12-04 Ireland, Clonakilty, De Barras.


Spring Tour 2005, with band; supporting act Ian McNabb

The usual suspects Spencer Cozens (keyboards), Alan Thompson (bass), Arran Ahmun (drums)

2005-05-08 Ireland, Thomastown (Kilkenny), Carroll's bar

2005-05-09 Ireland, Dublin, Vicar Street

2005-05-11 UK, Norwich, University of East Anglia

2005-05-13 UK, Croydon, Fairfield Hall

2005-05-14 UK, Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre

2005-05-15 UK, Basingstoke, The Anvil

2005-05-17 UK, London, Shepherds Bush Empire

2005-05-18 UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange

2005-05-20 UK, Salisbury, City Hall

2005-05-21 UK, Bristol, Colston Hall

2005-05-23 Scotland, Aberdeen, Music Hall

2005-05-24 Scotland, Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall

2005-05-26 UK, Newcastle, City Hall

2005-05-28 UK, Salford, The Lowry

2005-05-29 UK, Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall

2005-05-30 UK, Leeds, Irish Centre

Irish Summer Tour 2005, with band

Spencer Cozens (keyboards), Alan Thompson (bass), Arran Ahmun (drums)

2005-07-27 Ireland, Dundalk, Spirit Store.

2005-07-28 Ireland, Culdaff, McGrory's.

2005-07-29 Ireland, Newbridge, Riverbank Arts Centre.

2005-07-31 Ireland, Birr, Kinnitty Castle ("Dancing With Lunasa" open air festival)

2005-08-01 Ireland, Galway, Róisin Dubh

2005-08-03 Ireland, Cork, Opera House (supported by UltanJohn)

2005-08-04 Ireland, Limerick, Dolans Warehouse. (supported by UltanJohn)

2005-08-06 Ireland, Wexford, Riverbank House Hotel

2005-08-26 Scotland, Mallaig (Morar), Feis Na Mara 2005 (The Mallaig Music Festival, on the Morar Games Field)

2005-08-27 Scotland, Mallaig (Morar), Feis Na Mara 2005 (The Mallaig Music Festival)

Autumn Tour, with band

Spencer Cozens (keyboards), Alan Thompson (bass), Arran Ahmun (drums)

2005-11-18 Ireland, Leap (Cork), Connolly's of Leap.

2005-11-19 Ireland, Leap (Cork) Connolly's of Leap.

2005-11-22 Ireland, Clare, Glor

2005-11-23 Ireland, The Naul (co Dublin), Seamus Ennis Centre

2005-11-24 Ireland, Louth, Spirit Store

2005-11-25 Ireland, Antrim, Spring And Airbrake.

2005-11-27 Scotland, Glenfarg (Perth & Kinross), Bein Inn

2005-11-28 Scotland, Glenfarg (Perth & Kinross), Bein Inn.

2005-11-29 Scotland, Glenfarg (Perth & Kinross), Bein Inn.

2005-11-30 Scotland, Glenfarg (Perth & Kinross), Bein Inn.

2005-12-01 Scotland, Glenfarg (Perth & Kinross), Bein Inn.

2005-12-03 United Kingdom, Carlisle, The Basement (Fisher Street)


Spring Tour, with band

Spencer Cozens (keyboards), Alan Thompson (bass), Arran Ahmun (drums)

Supporting act John Smith

2006-02-17 UK, Buxton, Opera House

2006-04-17 UK, Buxton, Opera House.

2006-04-24 UK, Milton Keynes, Stables.

2006-04-25 UK, Cheltenham, Town Hall.

2006-04-26 UK, Basingstoke, The Anvil.

2006-04-28 UK, Glasgow, ABC.

2006-04-30 UK, Salford (Manchester), The Lowry.

2006-05-02 UK, Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall.

2006-05-03 UK, Wolverhampton, Robin 2

2006-05-05 UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange

2006-05-06 UK, Holmfirth, Picturedrome.

2006-05-08 UK, Cardiff, St David's Hall. (Colin Tully on sax)

2006-05-10 UK, London, Shepherd's Bush Empire (Colin Tully on sax)

2006-05-12 UK, Bristol, Colston Hall. (Colin Tully on sax)

2006-05-14 UK, Newcastle, Journal Tyne Theatre.

2006-05-15 UK, Leeds, Irish Centre.

2006-05-17 Ireland, Dublin, Vicar Street.

2006-05-26 Scotland, Ayr, Town Hall ("Robert Burns Festival")

2006-08-11 UK, Cropredy (Banbury, Oxfordshire), (Fairport's Cropredy Convention)

2006-08-13 Italia, Sarnico (Bergamo), Piazza XX Settembre. (Free Open air concert)

2006-09-09 UK, Newport (Isle of Wight), Robin Hill Country Park. (Bestival)

2006-09-11 UK, London, Barbican Hall

Irish Winter Tour

2006-11-19 Ireland, Wexford, Whites Hotel.

2006-11-20 Ireland, Limerick, Dolan's Warehouse.

2006-11-22 Ireland, Grange, Barry's Public House

2006-11-23 Northern Ireland, Derry, Sandinos. (supported by Keith Harkin and Cat Malojian)

2006-11-24 Northern Ireland, Belfast, Spring & Airbrake. (supported by Don Mescall)


Solid Air Tour, with band

Spencer Cozens (keyboards), Alan Thompson (bass), Arran Ahmun (drums)

Supporting act John Smith

2007-01-21 UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange.

2007-01-22 UK, Cardiff, St David's Hall.

2007-01-25 UK, Birmingham, Symphony Hall

2007-01-27 UK, Salford, The Lowry

2007-01-29 Scotland, Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall

2007-01-30 UK, Gateshead, The Sage

2007-02-01 UK, Sheffield, City Hall.

2007-02-03 UK, London, Roundhouse

Spring Tour, with band

Foster Paterson (keyboards), Martin Winnings (sax), Alan Thompson (bass), Arran Ahmun (drums)

2007-04-09 Scotland, Perth (Glenfarg), Bein Inn

2007-04-15 UK, Southampton, The Brook.

2007-04-16 UK, London, Royal Albert Hall.

2007-05-13 Ireland, Thomastown (Kilkenny), Murphys Bar

2007-05-14 Ireland, Dublin, Vicar Street.

2007-05-17 Scotland, Perth, Perth Concert Hall. 36th Perth Festival of the Arts, (with Martin Winnings on sax & Frank Usher On guitar)

2007-05-19 UK, Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre

2007-05-21 UK, Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall

2007-05-22 UK, Basingstoke, The Anvil.

2007-05-24 UK, Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre.

2007-05-26 UK, Isle of Skye, Music Festival

2007-05-28 UK, Buxton, Opera House

2007-05-30 UK, Croydon, Fairfield Halls

2007-06-01 UK, Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall

2007-07-21 Ireland, Thomastown (Kilkenny), Bridgebrook Arms. John Martyn turned up to play a few songs in support of a fundraising gig for the Irish Cancer Society. with performances from Reverie, Luca, Paul Derby, Vickers Vimy & Dara)

Small Autumn Tour, Ireland

Arran Ahmun, percussion

2007-09-14 Ireland, Drogheda, Arts Centre.

2007-09-16 Northern Ireland, Belfast, Rotterdam Bar (supported by John d'Arcy)

2007-09-17 Northern Ireland, Belfast, Rotterdam Bar

2007-09-18 Northern Ireland, Belfast, Rotterdam Bar

2007-09-20 Ireland, Grange, Barry's Public House (cancelled). (the gig was called off at the last minute as John was rushed to hospital. John was quickly out of the hospital again but had to cancel the rest of the tour for health reasons.

2007-09-21 Ireland, Rooskey, Shannon Key West Hotel (cancelled).

2007-09-22 Ireland, Headford, Campbell's Tavern (cancelled).

2007-09-24 Ireland, Cork, Cyprus Avenue (cancelled).

2007-09-25 Ireland, Cork, Cyprus Avenue (cancelled).

2007-09-27 Ireland, Carrig On Bannow, Colfers Pub (cancelled).


2008-02-04 UK, London, The Brewery. Presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award on BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards night. With Spencer Cozens, Alan Thompson, Arran Ahmun, Martin Winnings and special guest John Paul Jones on mandolin. "The climax of the night was the Lifetime Achievement Award to John Martyn, presented by long standing friend Phil Collins. "At last I’m a celebrity," joked the Scotsman as he and his superb band kicked into Over The Hill and an amazing version of May You Never, greeted with rapturous applause from the hall which had the big man, and many others, beaming."

2008-07-14 UK, Liverpool, Echo Arena. Liverpool Summer Pops show; (supporting Bill Wyman and his Rhythm Kings)

2008-07-15 UK, Leeds, The Grand Theatre. (supporting Bill Wyman and his Rhythm Kings) 

2008-07-17 UK, Kendal, The Brewery Arts Centre

2008-08-10 Ireland, Kilkenny, Kilford Arms Hotel. ("Dysart Festival")

2008-10-09 USA, New York, Joe's Pub. 11:30 PM show with Danny Thompson. Part of Joe's Pub's 10th Anniversary Celebration.

2008-10-10 USA, New York, Anspacher Theater. Solo performance during exclusive Joe's Pub 10th Anniversary Gala. "A Tribute to Judy Collins; featuring Judy Collins, Jimmy Webb, John Martyn, Mary Gauthier, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, Eric Andersen, and more."

2008-10-27 Ireland, Kilkenny, Kytelers Inn Beer Garden. "Bank Holiday Marathon Gig 3pm to midnight featuring Acousticats, Revolver, The Fundamentals, Myp Et Jeep, James Delahunty, Pete Fagan & The Scene, April’s Hip-Hop Troupe, Froud, Gill & Phil, DJ Amos, Na Fianna and the legendary John Martyn." John sang in fact two songs as closing act of the Rockfall Festival.

Grace & Danger Tour 2008

Spencer Cozens (keyboards), Martin Winnings (sax), Alan Thomson (bass), Arran Ahmun (drums)

2008-11-07 UK, Brighton, Brighton Dome (supported by Jersey Budd)

2008-11-09 UK, Oxford, New Theatre

2008-11-10 UK, London, Barbican

2008-11-12 UK, Birmingham, Town Hall

2008-11-14 UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange

2008-11-16 UK, Salford, The Lowry

2008-11-17 Scotland, Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall

2008-11-19 UK, Newcastle, City Hall

2008-11-21 UK, Cardiff, St David's Hall

2008-11-23 UK, St Albans, Alban Arena (supported by Jersey Budd)

2008-11-25 Ireland, Dublin, Vicar Street


2009-01-29 Ireland, Kilkenny. End of the road.

2009-02-01 Ireland, Kells (Kilkenny). Memorial service at St. Mary's Church (12.30pm).

2009-02-02 Ireland, Dublin, Newlands Cross Crematoriam. Cremation at 3pm on Monday.