Martha Wainwright

Musician

Martha Wainwright joined Cape Farewell on the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition, visiting the spectacular Disko Bay area of West Greenland with over 40 international artists, journalists and scientists.

Martha is a Canadian-American folk-pop singer. She is the sister of Rufus Wainwright and the daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle. Her style has been described as a melding of folk, rock, country, and chanson singing. She recently duetted with Snow Patrol at the V Festival, and performed with her brother at the Hollywood Bowl in September 2007. In 2007 she joined forces with Annie Lennox and 22 other female artists to raise awareness of the transmission of HIV to unborn children in Africa.

Iceberg through the porthole of the Grigory Mikheev in Disko Bay
Icebergs photographed from the deck of the Grigory Mikheev as we approach Disko Bay
Martha Wainwright during the 2008 Disko Bay expedition
 
Geoscientist Carol Cotterill looks at layers of sediments under the sea bed in Disko Bay in the survey profiles completed during the expedition
Walking on Little Eqe, near the mouth of the Disko Bay ice fjord
 
Justifying Bad Behaviour, an artwork by Francesca Galeazzi created during the expedition
Godhavn shore littered with ice
 
Uummannaq, the most northerly settlement we visited during the expedition
Ryuichi Sakamoto records sound at the mouth of Sermeg Avangnardleq Glacier
 
David Buckland, Martha Wainwright, KT Tunstall, Jarvis Cocker, Feist and Vanessa Carlton
 
Oceanographer Emily Venables deploys the Argo float, a remote unit programmed to follow and monitor the West Greenland Current
Artwork by Sunand Prasad visualising the volume of one tonne of CO2, the average emission per person per month in the UK
KT Tunstall and Oceanographer Emily Venables review maps of the Disko Bay area during the expedition
Disko Bay

Martha Wainwright during the 2008 Disko Bay expedition