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Martin Simpson in session

Kathryn Tickell presents a live studio session by renowned folk guitarist and singer Martin Simpson.

Kathryn Tickell presents a live studio session by renowned folk guitarist and singer Martin Simpson, who has just released his 20th solo album, Trials & Tribulations. Simpson lived in New Orleans in the 1980s and shares some of his favorite archive recordings from The Crescent City in between songs. Plus a round-up of all the latest new releases across the globe.

Born in Scunthorpe, Martin Simpson is among the finest acoustic, fingerstyle and slide guitar players in the world, and his collaborators have included June Tabor, Richard Hawley and Bonnie Raitt. He has been nominated 23 times in the 11 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including nine times consecutively as Artist of The Year, which he has won twice. He was last featured on World on 3 in March as part of BBC Radio 3's Uproot festival in April.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Martin Simpson

    Blues Run the Game

  • Trio Tekke

    The Ludicrous

    • Zivo.
    • Trio Tekke.
  • Dimitris Mystakidis

    To kalogeraki

    • Amerika.
    • Fishbowl.
    • 10.
  • Songhoy Blues

    Yersi Yadda

    • Resistance.
    • Transgressive Records.
    • 4.
  • Lo’Jo

    Noisy Flowers

    • Fonetiq Flowers.
    • World Village.
  • Dálava

    Ej, Na Tej Skale Vysoke (Seven Pairs Of Eagles)

    • The Book of Transfigurations.
  • Río Mira


    • Marimba Del Pacifico.
    • AYA Records.
  • Martin Simpson

    St James Hospital

  • Washington Phillips

    What are they doing in Heaven Today

    • I Am Born to Preach Gospel.
    • Yazoo.
  • Baby Dodds Trio

    My Indian Red

    • Jazz A' La Creole.
    • G.H.B. Records ‎.
  • Martin Simpson

    Easy Money

  • Buell Kazee

    John Hardy

  • Martin Simpson

    Thomas Drew

  • Black String

    Mask Dance

    • Mask Dance.
    • ACT.
  • Habadekuk

    Gammel Tretur

    • Mollevit.
    • Habedekuk.
  • The East Pointers

    Party Wave

    • What We Leave Behind.
    • The East Pointers / Fontana North.
  • Toks Ilorin

    Mojama (BBC Introducing)

  • Toko Telo


    • Toy Raha Toy.
    • Anio.
  • Jupiter & Okwess


    • Kin Sonic.
    • Glitterbeat.
    • 2.
  • Širom

    Deset besed (Ten Words)

    • I Can Be A Clay Snapper.
    • Glitterbeat.
  • Amadou & Mariam

    Filaou Bessame

    • Filaou Bessame (single).
    • Because Music.
  • Kasai Allstars and Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste


    • Around Félicité.
    • Crammed Discs.
    • 1.
  • Gochag Askarov & Pierre de Tregomain

    Sari Gelin

    • Mugham Souls.
    • Felmay.


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