Thursday 1st July @ 7:00 PM
Primrose Wood Acoustics: Martin Simpson supported by Katie Spencer
The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength - every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.“What’s it like being the best guitar player in the worldâ€¦?” Martin’s modesty and grace prevented him from answering this BBC Radio 4 interviewer’s question recently, but the facts speak for themselves. 40 years after he recorded his first album, Golden Vanity, in 1976, Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world. Universally acclaimed as one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, his solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game.
Katie Spencer is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Yorkshire who writes songs imbued with the Northern landscapes of her home. Originally from Hull, East Yorkshire, the grainy imagery of the industrial docks and sea-fronts seep into her deeply personal songs of nostalgia, loss and love. The music, and most notably her guitar playing stems from a time when the steel-stringed instrument was truly finding its voice. Artists like Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and perhaps most evidently John Martyn, flow into her sound, carrying with them the warmth and idealism of the early 70’s folk and songwriter movements.
Event & Location info:
Please note this event takes place open air in Primrose Wood, Pocklington.
There are no toilets on-site but we have arranged to use the facilities at Pocklington Cricket Club and their bar will be open from 6.30pm and after the event for customers. As there is no bar on-site, there will only be a short interval during the artist change over period with the event scheduled to finish at 8.40pm.
You can access the location from both main entrances to Primrose Wood via Burnby Lane and The Balk, with the event taking place close to the Burnby Lane (YO42 2QB) entrance. There is no parking on-site but Pocklington Cricket Club have kindly agreed to let event customers use their carpark (YO42 2QB) for the duration of the event. Altnernatively you can park in the town centre and walk in. The site is fully accessible but please note there is a wood chip entrance point and uneven surfaces within the woods. Seating will be provided, please do not bring your chairs to the event. Blankets are permitted but hopefully the british summer is kind to us.
The event is weather permitting and may be cancelled at short notice, if not safe to go ahead. Social distancing restrictions are scheduled to be removed prior to the events taking place but should this change, restrictions may be reintroduced and made a condition of entry.