ACCLAIMED MUSICIAN: Award-winning guitarist Martin Simpson will perform at Reeth Memorial Hall on Friday, March 8, at 7.30pm. He has been nominated 26 times in the 12 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, with nine consecutive years as nominee for Musician of the Year, which he has won twice. He is known for combining diverse influences and has been playing professionally for 35 years. Tickets cost £14 in advance, £16 on the door and under-16s are half price – all proceeds go towards the Memorial Hall. Contact John Little on 01748-884759 or call into Reeth Post Office.