“Redolent of early Kate Bush, soulful vocals that soar around, an understated masterpiece” Acoustic Magazine

“She has the power to draw an audience into her world, leaving all those present with a smile, and a few issues to ponder, too.” Time out

“She has probably the purest voice I have heard and at times it sent shivers up and down my spine.” Lee Allen, BBC

“Martha Tilston has carved her niche with sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. It is an engrossing set. She captures both the harshness and enchantment of life, with the salt of sea air almost palpable.” The Guardian

“Sit down with a cup of chai tea and let her silky voice wash over you.” The Independent


Martha Tilston – The Sea
by SIMON HOLLAND (Folkradio) – 06.10.2014

Martha has to date charted her own course as a singer songwriter, gradually staking a claim to a successful career in the folk world, but has said that she always had it in mind to make a traditional album. She finally picked up the direction the drive and the courage to immerse herself into the world of folksong, following a benefit concert for her stepmother Maggie Boyle, and has turned to family and friends, gathering all of the people who have helped to make the music such an important part of her life. What a talented bunch they are and the resulting album, The Sea, is beautifully crafted album, packed with wonderful singing and playing some great nautically themed song choices and a few surprises into the bargain. The album was mostly recorded in a cliff-side cottage in Prussia Cove in Cornwall with the slat spray in the air, and it sounds absolutely fabulous. …


Exclusive: Martha Tilston Interview – New Traditional Folk Album
by ALEX GALLACHER (Folkradio) – 23.05.2014

Martha Tilston has been very busy of late holed up in a cottage overlooking the beautifully scenic Prussia Cove in Cornwall. I’m sure many of you will be excited to hear that the reason for this temporary home shift is to record a new album. Martha very kindly spared some time to talk to Folk Radio UK starting with the new album which will a be a very special album as she revealed…


Martha Tilston – FRUK Video Session
by ALEX GALLACHER (Folkradio) – 27.11.2013

At Purbeck Folk Festival this year we went with our good friends Baylis Gray who came armed with all their film gear. We persuaded a few artists to perform a session for Folk Radio UK which included the wonderful Martha Tilston who was keen as ever. We set up in the artists camping field just before the rain came in…although they had to contend with the wind and the not to distance stage where a performance was going on it all turned out really well…