Martin Simpson


02 Jan 2010

fRoots 30th Anniversary — Martin presents Topic Records with Critics Poll Award

Martin, Andy Seward (bass), Andy Cutting (melodeon) and BJ Cole (pedal steel) were among the line up to perform at fRoots Magazine's 30th Anniversary party at The Roundhouse in London in January. Ian Anderson, editor of the UK's foremost folk and roots music mag, put together a stella line up to celebrate his publication's 30th Birthday. Alongside Martin on the bill were June Tabor, The Oyster Band, Devon Sproule, Justin Adams and Billy Bragg as well as Ian King and Pamela Wynn Shannon, whilst the inspirational Laurel Swift danced the Morris with young harmonica whizz, Will Pound providing the accompaniment. Martin was delighted to present Tony Engle of Topic Records and David Suff, with the fRoots Critics Award for Best Compilation, for their 2009 release, "Three Score & Ten: 70 Year Celebration of Topic Records". You can see some photos of the night here in the Gallery, courtesy of Andrew Cronshaw who kindly sent them through.

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