"Nolan's name may not ring the sort of bells rung by the likes of Paddy Keenan or Liam Og O'Flynn, but on the evidence of [Bright Silver Dark Wood], that is a situation likely to change... Nolan's playing has an untutored, dangerous quality that delights".
---- Pay the Reckoning
"Both Martin's album and his live performance are energetic affairs full of great playing, good tunes and cheerful Irish humour"
---- The Canberra Times
"A record number of happy people was treated to an evening of very fine Celtic music delivered with verve and finesse...The uilleann pipes, in the capable hands of Martin Nolan, gave the trio's sound a unique and appealing flavour"
---- Port Moody Triad Concert Society (British Colombia)
"Most of Nolan's selections were...dance music, and indeed it was hard to keep one's feet still. Nolan brought on the Indian instrumentalists to play a classical Indian piece. Then, in a true East-West exchange, the Indian musicians joined Nolan in a rousing Irish jig which got the audience going".
---- Deccan Herald (Bangalore, India)
"Nolan is one of only a handful of pipes virtuosos having learned the art from traditional players in and around his native Dublin."
---- -- Offbeat Magazine (Victoria, British Columbia)