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Can you spare a dime

I enjoyed this rendition of a classic song by Martin Simpson: I also enjoyed this comment: daniel gorney1 year ago Bravo. A very fine rendition. My daddy, Jay Gorney, who wrote the music, would have enjoyed it as much as … Continue reading

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Simpson’s Donkey

Simpson and his Donkey. John Simpson Kirkpatrick

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Three spoonfuls of Martin Simpson

According to Wikipedia, “Martin Simpson is regarded by many as one of the most skilled folk guitarists currently playing on the British and American folk scene”, with which my only disagreement would be that to characterise his music purely as … Continue reading

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Planxty and Little Musgrave

  Planxty are one of my favourite groups form the early 70’s, consisting of  Christy Moore (vocals, acoustic guitar, bodhrán), Andy Irvine (vocals, mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, hurdy-gurdy, harmonica), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitars), and Liam O’Flynn (uilleann pipes, tin whistle), all … Continue reading

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Martin Simpson and Danny Thompson (1/47 from Graham Bell’s Danny Thompson collection)

A variant of the traditional song Matty Groves, Little Musgrave tells the story of a young man paying the price for a brief tryst with a noble woman. This version recorded live at the Oxford Folk Festival of 2008 features … Continue reading

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