Martin's substantive career was in civil engineering, specialising in the field of traffic and transportation. Currently, he is attached to Dublin City FM, and works as a freelance broadcast journalist. He is continuously striving to ignore alien orders.
Music at Marrowbone Books: No Monster Club
Singer and songwriter Bobby Aherne talks about the origins of his art-pop act, No Monster Club – and why you might spot him walking down the street and humming into his phone.
Music at Marrowbone Books: Cathal Caulfield
Cathal Caulfield, the traditional fiddle player and singer, grew up around trad music. He talks to Martin Cook about why he has stuck with it into adulthood.
Music at Marrowbone Books: Branwen
In this podcast, Branwen Kavanagh talks to Martin Cook about mixing art forms, launching a new project, and how she came to be playing a petrol can – and she plays some songs.
Music at Marrowbone Books: Junior Brother
Junior Brother recorded one of his early low-fi records in his kitchen in Kerry. A couple of years and many gigs later, he talks to Martin Cook about his evolution as an experimental folk singer.
Music at Marrowbone Books: the Oxo Boys
Listen to the Oxo Boys talk about the bands they’ve been in, the legacy of old-time music in the Liberties, and more – and play a few tunes.
Music at Marrowbone Books: Sheesham, Lotus and 'Son
In this month’s podcast, Martin Cook talks to the Canadian trio about life on the road, the instruments they have made, and why they used to dress in sepia.
Music at Marrowbone Books: Alan Woods
In this month’s music podcast, Alan Woods shares his deep knowledge of traditional music, with songs from his County Leitrim, and the tales behind them.
Music at Marrowbone Books: Sasha Hsuczyk
Sasha Hsuczek’s influences range from her first-love – Irish traditional music – to the old songbooks of Sacred Harp, to the country music of Kitty Wells.
Music at Marrowbone Books: Myles Manley
Ahead of a recent live session, the quizzical singer Myles Manley talks to Martin Cook about his persona, the inspiration for his music videos, and more.
Music at Marrowbone Books: Loah
Listen to musician Loah performing songs from her latest album, and also speaking to Martin Cook about dedicating herself to music, and collaborations, and what the immediate future looks like.
Music at Marrowbone Books: Danny Diamond
In this first episode of our podcast “Music at Marrowbone Books”, fiddle player Danny Diamond performs at the Dublin bookshop, and chats with Martin Cook in his studio about his music and life.