Martin Simpson


12 Dec 2010

Martin To Play Hometown Charity Gig

Martin soon ends his touring for 2010, to enjoy a Christmas and New Year with family and friends, but then he's back in the studio to finish tracks for his new CD, to be released next year. In the middle of that, he is delighted to be playing a special, intimate gig at The Greystones in Sheffield to help raise money for a young boy at his daughter's year at Infant School. Alex Burland is a bright, happy 5 year old with cerebral palsy, who has the chance of a life-changing operation that is only available in the USA. His parents, teachers and school friends are doing amazing things to help raise the £40,000 that he will need for the trip and earlier in the year, Martin offered to play a concert for them. Bright Phoebus are organising the event at the newly refurbished Greystones Pub (S11 7BS) and the MC for the evening will be Jon Boden (Spiers & Boden, Bellowhead), who will open the night with a song or a tune of his own and join Martin in a number or two during the evening. It's a lovely venue, with great real ale and at 100 seats only, a really intimate chance to see two of the folk world's finest playing in a way they've never played before! We're delighted to be able to help Alex in this way and hope that you'll support us and come for a great evening's entertainment. Tickets are only £10 and all proceeds go to Alex's fund. You can read more about Alex's determination to walk at You can get tickets from Ecclesall Infant School or from STOP PRESS: Tickets are unfortunately all gone for this gig but we're hoping to put another gig on with Martin at this lovely venue, later in the year. Please join the Bright Phoebus mailing list to be kept up to date

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