An intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving performance by one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world. Martin’s interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling as he combines the different elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music with his own songs.
Martin Simpson has been nominated an astounding 27 times in the 15 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – more than any other performer – with nine consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year. In 2017 he released his latest album Trails and Tribulations to huge critical acclaim.
Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, Martin Simpson is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety.
Santiago Quartet & Julian RowlandsDate: 14/01/2018Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pmPrice: £14, £7, Free The Santiago Quartet is joined by Julian Rowlands on the bandoneon. Expect tango tunes and the flavour of Argentina.
The Hermes ExperimentDate: 11/02/2018Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pmPrice: £14, £7, Free This exciting, innovative quartet incorporates new commissions, arrangements of existing works from Bach to Joni Mitchell and live improvisation.
Philip Higham & Susan TomesDate: 06/03/2018Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £14, £7, Free One of Scotland's finest cellists and one of Scotland's finest pianists join forces.to play Beethoven, Janacek, Debussy, John Maxwell Geddes and Simon Smith.
Clare HammondDate: 24/04/2018Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £14, £7, Free Award-winning pianist Clare Hammond plays a brilliantly imaginative concert programme bringing together music from across 4 centuries.
The Fureys 40th Anniversary TourDate: 22/05/2018Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £20, £10 for schoolchildren The Fureys return for another great night of music, songs and stories in this, their 40th Anniversary year.