Martin Simpson

There is no doubt that after 45 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving.

There is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music than Simpson. His 15 years living in the US were well spent. In addition his own songwriting has produced some real gems, from the truck-stop epic, “Love Never Dies” to the profoundly moving “Never Any Good” and “One Day”.

We couldn’t be more excited about having Martin join us for our 5th anniversary festival!

Colbalt Tales

Originally from Wigan and Sheffield Pat and Nuala are experienced singer songwriters, described as the U.K.’s Indigo Girls. Pat and Nuala first combined their musical talents in the highlands of Scotland, organising and performing at music events, festivals and gatherings. Pat and Nuala tour extensively throughout the U.K. often playing sell out gigs to their home crowds in Yorkshire, Lancashire and beyond.

Songs from the heart that stir the soul.

4 months ago
Photos from Todmorden Folk Festival's post

LOST PROPERTY- Anyone own these bits and bobs? They will be in the Golden Lion Todmorden on Thursday 10th from 7pm awaiting collection or get in touch and I'll post them...

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Incredible Edible: Yorkshire town's food-growing scheme takes root worldwide

Congratulations to Incredible Edible for making the Guardian today.
A truly noble cause.

When two women began turning disused verges in the former mill town of Todmorden into free food plots, little did they realise they would inspire a global movement of growers

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