Martin Simpson is one of the finest guitar players in the world today. Equally at home playing English folk music, American folk and blues, or his own compositions, he is listed in Gibson Guitars as one of the top thirty acoustic guitarists of all time. He is a remarkable storyteller, captivating and profoundly moving, whether interpreting traditional material or presenting his own songs. As a lyricist too he is in the front rank, penning such masterpieces as the poignant ‘Never Any Good’, from Prodigal Son, 2007’s Folk Album of the Year, and 'Jackie and Murphy' from his stunnning 2013 album Vagrant Stanzas. In his intimate solo performances he gives rapt audiences everything - passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty. But best of all, he imparts a deep sense of humanity in his music, which is inspiring in itself.
The venue, Moretonhampstead parish church, is a fifteenth-century building which retains its superb acoustic qualities. To hear Martin Simpson perform in such a special place, by candlelight, promises to be an unforgettable experience .