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Martin Simpson – Home Recordings


Martin Simpson’s next album was going to be a live one. But the lockdown put paid to all that. Even so, this cloud does have a silver lining. And what a silver lining it is. Unable to play to audiences (Martin [...]

Martin Simpson – Home Recordings2020-10-02T11:07:25+00:00

Martin Simpson and Eliza Carthy win Folking Awards


Congratulations to Martin Simpson and Eliza Carthy who have both won awards at The Folking Awards 2020, Martin Simpson was voted Best Musician and Eliza Carthy Soloist of the Year. All of the winners across the eight categories were voted for by [...]

Martin Simpson and Eliza Carthy win Folking Awards2020-06-05T10:57:44+00:00

Martin Simpson on the Folk On Foot podcast


For the latest episode of the award winning Folk On Foot podcast, Martin Simpson talks to Matthew Bannister about his childhood haunts in Scunthorpe and much more. Listen to the full podcast now on the Folk On Foot website, [...]

Martin Simpson on the Folk On Foot podcast2019-10-31T16:52:41+00:00

Martin Simpson – Trails & Tribulations


World renowned guitarist, singer and songwriter Martin Simpson releases his 20th solo album in 40 years ‘Trails & Tribulations’ on September 1st 2017 via Topic Records. The brand-new studio album, his first new solo work since 2013’s widely praised ‘Vagrant Stanzas’, will [...]

Martin Simpson – Trails & Tribulations2019-10-22T13:38:43+00:00

Martin Simpson – Bootleg USA


An official live collection from Martin Simpson recorded, as the title suggest, at a series of gigs in the US during 1998 and 1999. Bootleg USA is a great collection of live performances by the acknowledged master of the guitar - great [...]

Martin Simpson – Bootleg USA2019-10-29T12:14:04+00:00

Simpson | Cutting | Kerr – Murmurs


After a very successful tour and recording schedule over the last six months the wonderful new trio with Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr will release their debut album together on June 8th. Murmurs was recorded in January this year and [...]

Simpson | Cutting | Kerr – Murmurs2019-11-01T11:43:45+00:00

Martin Simpson – Purpose + Grace


Guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson will release his new album on Monday September 5th. purpose + grace takes its very apposite title from the great American songwriter Yip Harburg (composer of 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow', 'Brother Can You Spare A Dime' and 'Only [...]

Martin Simpson – Purpose + Grace2020-01-03T16:34:03+00:00

Martin Simpson – Grinning In Your Face


Martin Simpson is justifiably regarded as one of the finest finger-style guitarists to have emerged from the British Isles. 'Grinning In Your Face' (1983) captures him at an early stage in his recording career, and is a remarkably assured and exuberant recording. [...]

Martin Simpson – Grinning In Your Face2019-11-12T14:34:53+00:00

Martin Simpson – Prodigal Son – The Concert DVD


With the release of Prodigal Son (winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award's album of the year 2008) Martin Simpson created a contemporary classic that effortlessly crossed musical boundaries and exhibited what many had known for years - here is one of [...]

Martin Simpson – Prodigal Son – The Concert DVD2019-10-28T11:01:58+00:00

Martin Simpson – Kind Letters


Martin Simpson says of this release, echoing the words of the writer Kazuo Ishiguo, "Traditional music is a treasure chest waiting to be opened", and he was never more aware of the beauty and the value of the contents of that hoard [...]

Martin Simpson – Kind Letters2019-10-28T16:28:02+00:00

Martin Simpson – Prodigal Son


With Prodigal Son Martin Simpson has made what is undoubtedly his finest recording to date. The album reflects the full breadth of his creativity, drawing on both British and American traditions as well as including several of his own outstanding compositions. Many [...]

Martin Simpson – Prodigal Son2019-11-07T16:06:56+00:00