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Martha L. Healy

Martha L. Healy

Martha was raised in Glasgow on a diet of The Eagles, The Traveling Wilburys and folk heroes, The Dubliners. These were – and still are - staples of the Healy family vinyl collection.

At the same time, she was listening to female artists like Sheryl Crow, Carol King, Dolly Parton and Patsy Cline and picked up the guitar to start writing her own songs.

She released her second Nashville-recorded album, “Keep The Flame Alight” in October 2018 and it entered the ITunes Country charts at No.11. The album has been well received and was produced by David Spicher (Carlene Carter, Crystal Gale, Kathy Mattea) and featured some of Nashville's best sessions musicians including Eamon McLoughlin (EmmyLou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Ashley Monroe), Todd Lombardo (Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum), Bill Cooley (Reba McEntire, Merle Haggard), and many more.

Recent festival appearances include HebCelt 2018, Southern Fried 2018, Celtic Connections, where she supported her friend, Jill Jackson, Glasgow Americana Festival, and she has just returned from showcasing at AmericanaFest in London. She’ll be joined at March Into Pitlochry by her friend and fellow singer-songwriter, Al Shields,

Press for new album, 'Keep The Flame Alight” '

'like a classic Nanci Griffith album with songs by Gretchen Peters...' - Country Music People magazine

'With real emotions, real people and real stories coming through in spades via Martha L. Healy’s emotive vocals, youll find it difficult to find a better album from these shores in 2018.' – Nick Cantwell, Belles and Gals

'One of the finest Americana albums out of the UK this year, Healy doesn’t just keep the flame alight, she ensures it blazes.' – Mike Davies, Folk Radio UK

'really strong songwriting....she's up there with Lori McKenna' - Marie Crichton  BBC Radio Shropshire

'the perfect soundtrack to whisky-tinged evenings in front of glowing fires.' – Highway Queens

'This is a fine album of well written, beautifully performed country songs, sung with great emotion and with a perfect musical backing. It is Nashville with a Celtic tinge and it cements Martha L. Healy’s place as one of the best young singer/songwriters around at the moment.' Blues and Roots Radio

'..a continuous stream of beautiful hand crafted songs straight from the heart...'' - Robsrawmusic

' (a) very, very strong song....beautifully sung' - Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales

'...there certainly are Lori McKenna vibes....it's beautiful from start to finish..' - Russell Hill's Country Music Show

'impeccable songwriting' - Country Music People 

'There's a sense of real, honest soul-searching in each of these tracks....Healy has a strong, clear, powerful yet sensuous voice.' – Folk and Tumble