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Marion Martin


Marion MartinBeing an indomitable Scot, Marion Martin probably inherited the spirit so essential for success in a fiercely competitive world. That she has achieved it in a far away land is a measure of her grit and talent, for wherever and whenever she tops the bill, the Scottish spirit beats fiercely within the breasts of those stirred by this powerful nationalistic music. Twenty hugely successful albums, countless television appearances and thousands of concerts attest to just how successful Marion Martin has become and today she is as symbolically Scottish in Australia as heather, hogmenay and haggis.

Marion’s Scottish roots go deep; she was born at home in Greenside Street Provanmill, a district of Glasgow. Her maternal grandfather William Richardson of Fyfe served as an Officer in The Scots Grays and her Father Daniel, born and raised in Campbeltown on the Argyll peninsula, served in the Black Watch. He became a prisoner of War and Marion maintains she learnt a great deal from him about survival, independence and improvisation.

Her mother Margaret recalls that Marion could sing before she could walk and at age four was singing and dancing on stage at the Empire Theatre in Glasgow. Marion gained invaluable experience in the art of entertaining from several years of touring in concert parties with the leading British artists of the day.

Her expressed ambition on leaving School was to go to London and study to become an actress, but her practical Father unimpressed by the prospects of work on the stage found her a job in Glasgow as a Dental assistant!

However fate intervened and several years later she returned to the stage in Australia to great acclaim. Universal Music released her first album in 1979 and this and her many other platinum albums have continued to sell non-stop world wide for more than a quarter of a century. Today Marion Martin is acclaimed as one on the most dynamic and exciting singers Scotland has ever produced. A beautiful captivating entertainer, Marion performs with a fire and a passion that belies her angelic beauty. Her vocal range and versatility are simply amazing and her unique portrayal of everything she sings makes you feel you are hearing the song for the very first time.

Marion Martin

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