Philip G. Martin
1949 - 2014

It is with great sadness that I must announce the death of my great friend Philip G. Martin (A.K.A. Drohne)

Philip passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on the 18th October 2014 after a long battle with heart problems.
May he rest in peace - apart from the mega Bal that he is probably running by now!!

Drohne on Phil...

Latest Album - Le Son Du Bois -
BBC Radio 2 FOLK Award Winners

Hear selected tracks at Phil's MYSPACE site

Read the Review(s) at Aquamarine

Biography Page - Click here

Drohne on YouTube...

3 tracks from Drohne's performance at Broadstairs Folk Week have been placed on YouTube - Click on the Links below to see them
Dance Junkies
Bourree du Marc/in C minor/La Tricotada
1973 VW camper crossing the Rhine

Gigs ...

New Album (2008)

Le Son Du Bois

Now downloadable from -


The CD's
Hurdy-Gurdy Mandrohne & Radio Noir
are available from


1. The 1973 VW Camper Crossing The Rhine
2. Dance Junkies
3. Mazurka à Barnabé
4. Parquet Mischief
5. And Am I Born To Die
6. Droning Down To Rio
7. Coq au Shed
8. Like Howlin' Wolf
9. Let There Be Drones / Speed The Plough
10. The Life Of A Man
11. Transformations
12. Gulliver 2206
13. Land Without Stars
14. The Master Musicians

"The willful obscurity of this bands
instrumentation" (Andy Kershaw)

"Melodic sketches ... impressive" (The Musician)

"Rousing stuff" (Froots)

Solo - In Concert 2006
Performing The Tigerlillies "Hailstones" - Margate Exodus
30th September 2006
(Margate Winter Gardens)

Hurdy-Gurdy Mandrohne (2005)

1. Bouree du Marc / in C minor / La Tricotada
2. Rondo Hatton / Moll in the Wood
3. Miri It Is
4.. Drowning in the rain
5. Lamento di Tristano / La Rotta
6. Just as the tide was flowing
7. Bodmin riding
8. The brawling Scotsman
9. Adieu les filles de mon pays
10. In the dancing gardens of Babylon
11. Le quatre brandle
12. The Gower wassail
13. Lovely Joan
14. Hurdy-Gurdy man / Moresques
15. Pipe Up The Sun (Hidden Track)

Download from iTunes

Radio Noir (2001)

1. Radio noir
2. Black sands
3. Nottamun town
4. Sometimes good morris men don't always wear white
5. Night of the hanter dro
6. Lyke wake dirge / Vagabondage
7. Black shadow brawl
8. House of blue-eyed strangers
9. Dark passage
10. Hypnotised
11. A rove on the wild side
12. Cityscape reprise



Download from iTunes

Another Canterbury Tale
(Across the Centuries by Hurdy-Gurdy)


1. C'est la Fin....
The Hermit
2. Summer is Icuming in
The Dance of the Glueman
3. Pilgims
The Rose Briar Headband
Androgenius Drones
Jan Mijn Wolfman
4. Greensleeves
Pavanne Rouge
Ye Olde Goddesses
Dobbin has a Rumble
Dobbin has Commenced Brawling
5. Astley's Park & Ride
Bold Princess Royal
6. Saturday Night in Arcadia
7. Dives and Lazarus
8. Stolen Moments



Vielle Sauvage


s1.1. Auvergne Boureé
Au Vist Iou Loup
Boureé de saint Anon
s1.2. The Blacksmith
s1.3. Nonesuch / La morisque
s1.4. Boureé de Saint Plagium
s1.5. Winter Snow
s1.6. She moved through the fair
Valle e Pogradecit
s2.1 Boureé d'Aurore Sand
s2.2. Brandle de Bourgoigne
Dark girl dressed in Blue
s2.3. All Tomorrows Parties
Scottisch Pour Drella
s2.4. Transmanch Polka Set
Golden Slippers
Polka d'Avyron
s2.5 The end of Civilisation as we know it
Valse dernier a la fin de Siécle


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see also Phil's MYSPACE site

+44 (0)1843 836504
+44 (0)7866 450330 (mobile)