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Martin Simpson extensive tour dates for 2018

Apr 21, 2018

“Martin Simpson has transcended borders and oceans to quietly become a superb storyteller and musician of great depth and unquestionable taste.” Stephen Fearing

The intimate solo performances Martin Simpson gives go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.remarkable

“What’s it like being the best guitar player in the world…?” Martin’s modesty and grace prevented him from answering this BBC Radio 4 interviewer’s question recently, but the facts speak for themselves.

40 years after he recorded his first album, Golden Vanity, in 1976, Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world.

He is listed in Gibson Guitars’ Top 30 Acoustic Guitarists of all time, and Acoustic Guitar readers voted him number 12 guitarist in the world in 2005.

Universally acclaimed as one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, his solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game. Whether interpreting material from tradition or singing his own potent self-penned songs, Simpson is a remarkable storyteller: captivating and profoundly moving. His own songwriting produced the poignant ‘Never Any Good’, from Prodigal Son, 2007’s Folk Album of the Year.

Martin continues to collaborate with a dazzling array of people from across the musical spectrum: Jackson Browne, Martin Taylor, June Tabor, Richard Hawley, Bonnie Raitt, Danny Thompson, David Hidalgo, Danú, Richard Thompson and Dom Flemons are among the great musicians he has worked with.

In recent years, he has been a lynchpin in the award-winning Full English, The Elizabethan Sessions and, in 2015, recorded Murmurs, an exciting new album with Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr. Martin’s latest solo album entitled Trails and Tribulations was released in September 2017 on Topic Records. Album guests include Andy Cutting, Kathryn Tickell, Nancy Kerr and John Smith

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He has had the most nominations of any performer in the 18 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, an astonishing 32 times, 13 of those as Musician of the Year, winning that particular accolade twice.

A virtuoso player without question, but above all Martin Simpson conveys his diverse treasure trove of material from the heart, performing with rare subtlety, intensity and honesty. A true master of his art.

“One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene” ‘Sounds better than ever’ **** 4 Stars The Guardian

“Simpson has become a fine interpreter of traditional and other songs, as well as a notable writer of his own.” The Times

 

Catch him live at the following venues:

Sat 28th April
Derby
Derby Peace Concert
St Peter’s Centre
St Peter’s St
Derby
DE1 1SN
www.derbylive.co.uk/whatson/derby-peace-concert/

May 2018

Thu 3rd May

London

Cecil Sharp House
2 Regent’s Park Rd
London NW1 7AY
www.efdss.org
Tel: 0207 485 2206
£18
7.30pm

Mon 7th May

Edinburgh

Traverse Theatre
Cambridge Street
Edinburgh
Mid Lothian
EH1 2ED
Scotland
www.traverse.co.uk/visiting/box-office
Tel: 0131 228 1404

Thu 10th May
Belgium
Merodefestival
Belgium
www.merodefestival.be
Fri 18th May
Trowbridge
The Village Pump Folk Club
The Lamb Inn
127 Mortimer St
Trowbridge BA14 0NH
www.villagepump.org.uk
£12
Sat 19th May

Whitchurch, Hampshire

Whitchurch Folk Club
Parish Hall
28 London Street
Whitchurch
Hampshire
RG28 7LQ
www.grizzlyfolk.com/whitchurch-folk-club
£16/£14
8.30pm

Thu 24th May

Sheffield

High Storrs School, Sheffield
Doors Open at 6:45PM
From 7:30PM to 9:45PM
Ticket Price: £15.00*
*booking fee applies
Box Office: 0114 2670000
www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/HKFKJH

Fri 25th May

Bury St Edmunds

Milkmaid Folk Arts CIC
The Constitutional Club
Guildhall St
Bury St Edmonds
Suffolk
IP33 1PR
www.milkmaidmusic.co.uk
Tel: 01284 705780

June 2018

Sun 3rd June

Aberystwyth

Fire In The Mountain
Aberystwyth
www.fireinthemountain.co.uk

Thu 7th June

Netherlands

Theater De Wegwjzer
Molenweg 25
4339 AA
Nieuwe & St Joosland
Netherlands
www.theaterdewegwijzer.nl

Fri 8th June

The Netherlands – Zaandam

Roots aan de Zaan
De Kleine Waarheid
Klauwershoek 4-8
Zaandam
The Netherlands
www.rootsaandezaan.nl/agenda
T: 075 6122094
7:30pm

Sat 9th June

Holland

De Lantaern
De Hooge Bongert 3
Zevenaar
Netherlands
6903 DA
www.delantaern.nl

Sun 10th June

Holland

Barn Concert
Papesteeg 35
4001WB
Tiel
Holland
T: 0653711700

Thu 21st June

Worcester

Huntingdon Hall
Crowngate
Worcester
WR1 3LD
www.worcesterlive.co.uk
Tel: 01905 611427
£16.50
7.30pm

Sat 23rd June

Hebden Bridge

Wadsworth Community Centre
Billy Lane
Old Town
Hebdon Bridge
Halifax
HX7 8RY
www.wadsworthcommunity.co.uk
T:01422 344458
£15

Thu 28th June

Canterbury

The Marlowe Studio
The Marlowe Theatre
The Friars
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2AS
www.marlowetheatre.com
Tel: 01227 787787
£14

Fri 29th June

Worthing

Connaught Theatre
Union Place
Worthing
East Sussex
BN11 1LG
www.worthingthestres.co.uk
Tel: 01903 206 206
£15
8PM

Aug 2018

Sat 25th August

Towersey Festival

Towersey Festival
Thame Showground
Kingsey Rd
Thame
OX9 3JL
www.towerseyfestival.com

Sept 2018

Sat 8th Sept

Norwich

Aylsham Festival Dance, Music & Song
Town Hall
Market Place
Aylsham
Norwich
NR11 6EL
www.aylsham-tc.gov.uk/aylsham-festival-of-dance-music-and-song/

Fri 14th Sept

Blaxhall

Blaxhall Village Hall
Blaxhall
Suffolk
IP12 2DH
Tel: ABM for details 0207 0142821

Sat 15th Sept

Chippenham

The Neeld Arts Centre
High Street
Chippenham
SN15 3ER
www.neeld.co.uk
Tel: 01249 446699
£17
8pm

Fri 21st Sept

Durham

Gala Theatre & Cinema
Millenium Place
Durham
DH1 1WA
www.galadurham.co.uk
Tel: 03000 266600
£15 approx

Sat 22nd Sept

Knaresborough

The Frazer Theatre
Back Of The High Street
Knaresborough
HG5 0EQ
www.kula-productions.com
£18
7:45pm

Fri 28th Sept

London – Nunhead

The Goose Is Out!
The Ivy House
Stuart Rd
Nunhead
London
SE15 3BE
www.thegooseisout.com
www.wegottickets.com/thegooseisout

Sat 29th Sept

Salford

The Lowry
Pier 8
Salford Quays
Salford
Greater Manchester M5 2AZ
www.thelowry.com
T: 0843 208 6000

Sun 30th Sept

Shrewsbury

The Hive
5 Belmont
Shrewsbury
SY1 1TE
www.hiveonline.org.uk
Tel: 01743 234970
£15
7:45pm

Oct 2018

Thu 4th Oct
Fri 05th

Farncombe

Farncombe Music Club
St John’s Church
St John’s Street
Farncombe
Surrey
GU7 3EJ
www.julianlewrymusic.com
T: 01482 421520
£16 adv / £19.50 OTC
7:45pm

Sat 6th Oct

Melton Mowbray

Eastwell Village Hall
2 Main Street, Eastwell
Melton Mowbray
LE14 4ER
01949 869492

Tickets/info: www.eastwell.org.uk/martin-simpson

Thu 11th Oct

Twickenham, London

The Exchange
75 London Rd
Twickenham
London
TW11BE
www.exchangetwickenham.co.uk

Fri 12th Oct

London – Crouch End

Kalamazoo Klub
King’s Head
2 Crouch End Hill
London
N8 8AA
www.kalamazooklub.co.uk
T: 0208 127 6632
www.wegottickets.com

Sat 13th

Bristol

The Station
Silver Street
Bristol
BS1 2AG
Tel: 0117 947 7948

Sun 14th

Topsham

Topsham Folk Club
Matthews Hall,
Fore Street,
TOPSHAM,
Devon, EX3 0HF
www.topshamfolkclub.org

Nov 2018

Sun 4th Nov

Hitchin

Hitchin Folk Club
The Sun Hotel
Sun STreet
Hitchin
Herts
www.hitchinfolkclub.co.uk
Tel: 01462 812391

 For more information visit http://www.martinsimpson.com/

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