Martin Simpson

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06 Feb 2008

Big Wins for Martin at BBC Folk Awards!

Congratulations to Martin on winning two of the biggest Awards of the night at Monday's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards! Martin's latest CD, "Prodigal Son" won Best Album of the Year and his song, "Never Any Good" about his late father, won him "Best Original Song". Martin was presented with his awards by Steve Harley of Cockney Rebel fame and Aled Jones, himself a multi-million selling artist and currently presenter of one of Radio 2's biggest shows, Good Morning Sunday. Aled described Martin as "an icon" and "one of the best guitarists of his generation", whilst actor Bob Hoskins, in the audience that night, told Martin that "Never Any Good" could have been about his own father and had brought a tear to his eye. Congratulations also to melodeon player, Andy Cutting, who very deservedly won Musician of The Year and who performed with Martin on the night, alongside Danny Thompson and Kate Rusby. You can buy "Prodigal Son" featuring "Never Any Good" through the Shop section of this website, plus you can watch highlights of the ceremony on the BBC Folk website tonight from 8.30pm on www.bbc.co.uk/folk and hear them on an extended Mike Harding Show at 7pm tonight. 88-91FM or online via the website.

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Murmurs Deluxe Edition (Simpson Cutting Kerr)
Murmurs Deluxe Edition (Simpson Cutting Kerr)
CD, 2015

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Vagrant Stanzas
Vagrant Stanzas
CD, 2013

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Purpose & Grace
Purpose & Grace
CD, 2011

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