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Skydancers – new solo album available to order now

Martin Simpson is not a man to sit still for very long. Undoubtedly one of the hardest-touring musicians on the UK folk/roots circuit, he also averages a brand new studio album almost every two years. Skydancers, his 12th full length solo record for Topic since 1992, comes hot on the heels of last year’s guest-packed collaboration with the American producer/guitarist, Thomm Jutz, Nothing But Green Willow: The Songs of Mary Sands and Jane Gentry and will be released on 12th April. Recorded by Tom Wright and Andy Bell in Simpson’s ...
Nothing Buy Green Willow

‘Nothing But Green Willow : The Songs Of Mary Sands And Jane Gentry’ available to pre-order now

Martin Simpson/Thomm Jutz 'Nothing But Green Willow : The Songs Of Mary Sands And Jane Gentry' out Sept 29th. Available to pre-order here Guitarist: “Simpson’s guitar work is as graceful as ever, and along with co-producer Jutz, they have achieved a record of rare power and significance.” Folk Radio UK: “genuinely stunning, life-affirming, and beautifully produced listening experience. It’s an instant classic.” ...
Tour Set Up Autumn 2022

Autumn 2022 Shows

On September 18 I started my first proper tour since 2019, a run of 20 gigs in 21 days. It was a joy to be out on the road and to be so very confident of what I was presenting. As well as a collection of great songs, I had a secret weapon in the form of my friend and colleague and sound man Tom Wright, who truly enhanced the sound of my playing and singing with his work. I think Tom deserves a medal for spending 3 ...
Martin Black and White

New Patreon Page

"I got my first guitar at Christmas when I was 12 years old. Since then I have never ceased to strive to improve my playing, my understanding of music and my ability to communicate my love of what I do. I consider myself massively fortunate to have such a clear picture of how my life should go. Over the years I have made so many friends in the course of gigging, recording, conducting workshops, and sharing my love and enthusiasm for musical instruments. In this Patreon community I ...
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Live Before Lockdown, Bootleg 2019

A new Martin Simpson recording, available exclusively from Bandcamp on Friday 2 April 2021 - 'Live Before Lockdown, Bootleg 2019' In 2019, just before Christmas, Martin performed his last concert of the year in his home town of Sheffield. It was recorded, with no particular plan to release, through the mixing desk by Tom Wright, Martin’s front of house engineer on the night. It is a testament to the respective talents of these two friends how jaw-droppingly good this recording sounds.  Little did we know what was to ...
The Bramble Briar

The Bramble Briar is 20!

2021 makes the 20th Birthday of Martin’s 'Bramble Briar’ release and Martin is planning a series of celebrations of this pivotal recording. Check out the Video section of this website for an introduction …. and keep an eye out on Martin’s socials for some more Bramble Briar related news. "In the year 2000, I was living in New Orleans, but contemplating a return to England. A friend of mine who came to stay in NOLA remarked that it felt like living at the circus… At the time I ...

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