Martin Simpson


08 Jan 2018

Happy New Reduced Plastic Year!

Happy New Year everyone! We hope that you've had a great festival break and that you're able to look ahead to 2018 with positivity and verve! As you will probably be aware, the Natural World is highly important to Martin and to all of us here at Simpsonian Music and Sir David Attenborough is one of our ultimate heroes. His BBC, 'Blue Planet' programmes are constant sources of delight and sometimes heartbreak, especially this recent series that chose to highlight the AWFUL damage we are doing to our world with plastic. We are all delighted to support a new campaign, 'GigSwig' that we came across on Facebook this weekend, to encourage the music industry to stop using plastic bottled water at gigs and to encourage artists, crew and audience alike to take responsibility and use re-usable bottles. A really simple thing to do but it will make such a difference. There's a long way to go to get the industry on board as a whole, but it has to be worth a try - the number of half drunk, plastic bottles at the end of events is soul-destroying. Bring back the cliche'd and much maligned tankard if nothing else! At least they don't pollute the Earth!
If you're someone who works in or enjoys this business on any level, then please do support the GigSwig campaign - and in everyday life too. Reusable is the only way forward.
The time is now, we HAVE to take responsibility!
In other news, we've update Martin's gig list so we hope to see you - and your reusable drinks containers - at some of them. We might even get some new, waterbottle merch on the table.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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Vagrant Stanzas
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Purpose & Grace
Purpose & Grace
CD, 2011

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Martin Simpson: Prodigal Son, The Concert
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DVD, 2009

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