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5th Todmorden Folk Festival

Martin Simpson in Concert

Sunday 5th May 2019

There is no doubt that after 45 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving.

There is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music than Simpson. His 15 years living in the US were well spent. In addition his own songwriting has produced some real gems, from the truck-stop epic, “Love Never Dies” to the profoundly moving “Never Any Good” and “One Day”.

Nominated for Best Folk Musician in 2018 by BBC Radio 2, it is an honour to have Martin join us at the Hippodrome for the Todmorden Folk Festival 5th Anniversary!