Not only a world-class guitarist, with his signature alloy of UK and US styles, Martin Simpson is one of the UK’s foremost singers and songwriters, having earned a record 27 nominations – and six wins - in the Radio 2 Folk Awards. His 20th album, 2017’s Trails and Tribulations, is rated among his finest to date. “A master musician on top of his game” (Observer)
Scotland’s Tony McManus has carved a unique place on today’s Celtic music scene, masterfully adapting traditional tunes to his steel-strung acoustic guitar, and more recently exploring the classical realm, on his 2014 release Mysterious Boundaries. A double-header treat for lovers of six-string sounds.