Martin Simpson (15)

  • 120mins | (15)

One of the true greats of the folk world, renowned guitarist Martin Simpson, will be performing at the Flavel Arts Centre in Dartmouth on 17th September 2021.

This will be Martins' fourth visit to the Flavel and the concert will no doubt be a fantastic evening of superb musicianship if the previous three are anything to go by. 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 universally acclaimed as one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players. He is also a fine banjo-picker to boot and his solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game. Whether interpreting material from traditional sources or singing his own potent self-penned songs, Martin is a remarkable storyteller.

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, 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 group, Full English and has recorded and toured with Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr.

He has had the most nominations of any performer in the 18 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winning the accolade of musician of the year twice. A virtuoso player without question, 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.

All tickets: £20.00