Cumbernauld Folk Club: Martin Simpson

Folk Music

Come along and experience the fine mixture of traditional and folk music, storytelling and good company. This brand-new monthly music night hosts a leading headliner with support from local musicians from in and around Cumbernauld. The theatre bar is also open throughout the night of joyously irresistible music. So, thig a-steach – come in and enjoy yourself!

Martin Simpson is a world-renowned guitarist and storyteller, known for his intimate solo performances that captivate audiences with passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy, and majesty. With 40 years of experience and accolades including being listed in Gibson Guitars’ Top 30 Acoustic Guitarists of all time, Simpson is considered one of the finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world. He has collaborated with many notable musicians and released multiple critically acclaimed albums.

★★★★ – One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene

The Guardian

Simpson has become a fine interpreter of traditional and other songs, as well as a notable writer of his own.

The Times

Simpson’s latest is a potent blend of the highest calibre…Simpson has never sung or played better.

Acoustic Magazine

★★★★ – One of our finest traditional musicians, Simpson’s latest album offers a roving overview of his talents.


★★★★ – An excellent collection of material drawn from both sides of the Atlantic handled with loving care by Simpson and aided by some of the biggest names in folk.


The evening will also feature support from local musician John Thompson.


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