Martin Simpson


03 Feb 2010

Martin wins Best Traditional Track at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

On Monday night the great and good of the Folk World gathered at The Brewery in London to celebrate this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Martin was nominated a record 6 times this year, which brings his total nominations to 23 since the Folk Awards began, which is also a record! He was asked to perform 'Sir Patrick Spens' from his latest CD, "True Stories", which won him Best Traditional Track on the night and went down a storm in the packed and happy hall. Martin was presented with his trophy by Sheffield's own, Richard Hawley, who pointed out that he'd had to come all the way to London to finally meet Martin, "when he only lives 200 yards from my house!". A great night was had by all and you can hear highlights on tonight's Mike Harding Show on BBC Radio 2 and watch performance videos online at

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