Martin Simpson

Talking animals, class war and noisy electric folk at Cecil Sharp House’s one day February festival

Andrew Curry writes: There’s something immediately appealing about the idea of a one day indoor folk festival in February. Even if it’s cold and wet outside, it’s warm and dry inside. It’s at that point in the year when you... Read more →

Bert Jansch remembered: the songs (2) Needle of Death

See all items covering the Bert Jansch commemoration at this link: Colin Randall writes: This is my own offering to our mini-series on specific Bert Jansch tracks. It's a song that hurt to hear, hurt to play, chronicling yet... Read more →

Martin Simpson: guitar-playing genius and possibly 'Britain’s finest 21st century folk song’

Andrew Curry is a regular, valued contributor to the pages of Salut! Live, frequently suggesting - among other ideas - gigs or festivals he might review. And whatever he had done to convince himself he deserved a special treat, another... Read more →