Martin Simpson To Perform Trails & Tribulations In Abergavenny

World renowned guitarist, singer and songwriter Martin Simpson makes his debut performance at the Borough Theatre Abergavenny on Wednesday November 15 in support of his recent album ‘Trails & Tribulations’.

“‘Trails & Tribulations’ is a collection of songs about nature, about travels and about real life stories,” says Martin, “There are traditional songs, poems and contemporary songs by great writers, and songs that I had to write because nobody else knew what I wanted to say. I travel, I learn songs, I write and try to get better at the skills required for me to do my job.

“I look at the world as I pass by, on the road, out of the train window, or as I stop and pay close attention to the square foot under my nose. There is so much to see and to hear and to inspire and to try and understand. I had a huge amount of fun playing and recording these songs, using different instruments, different noises, old friends and new ones, all of whom brought so much to the mix. ”

Universally acclaimed as one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, Martin’s solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game. Whether interpreting material from tradition or singing his own potent self-penned songs, Simpson is a remarkable storyteller: captivating and profoundly moving.

  • Tickets for Martin Simpson are priced at £15 (concessions £13) and are available from the theatre’s box office 01873 850805 and website
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