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Sat 9th Mar at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
@ Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill
Also appearing: Lucy Ward, Andy Seward
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Never miss another 'Martin Simpson' show
Martin Simpson + Lucy Ward + Andy Seward
"Burgess Hill Fairtrade Festival. Martin Simpson is widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic & slide guitar players in the world, his shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding & moving. Martin has been nominated an amazing 26 times in the 12 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - with 9 consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. Lucy Ward won the BBC 2 Folk Award for best newcomer in 2012. She has the ability to still an audience with the strength and purity of her voice. A fine songwriter, a consummate performer."
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Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, Martin Simpson's interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving. His own song writing has produced some real gems, from the truck-stop epic Love Never Dies, to the profoundly moving Never Any Good. His career includes collaborations on stage and record with June Tabor, Kelly Joe Phelps, Jackson Browne, Danú, Martin Carthy, Cara Dillon and many more. Simpson is a very regular nominee in the BBC Folk Awards and received Musician of the Year in 2002 and 2005.
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Fresh from winning the Horizon Award at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy can sing the birds off the trees, and compliments flow such as from Mike Harding ".. one of the best things I have heard in years", and from Mojo magazine ".. Brit folk's most vibrant and forthright new young talent.."
Lucy is a 21 year old from Derby, and she plays guitar and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument. There is a natural and easy sound to her music that is brought to life by expressive performance, breath-taking delivery and Lucy's own brand of banter and crowd participation. She has the ability to still an audience with the strength and purity of her voice, and she is developing into a fine songwriter and a consummate performer who wows her audience with not just her stunning voice but also her genuine and sparkling personality.
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Venue: Martlets Hall
Enquiries: 01444 242888
→ Burgess Hill 6 min walk