Those of you who bought his excellent Prodigal Son album will not be disappointed. It contains, the now expected, outstanding guitar playing and a good mix of songs and instrumentals: naturally, he is supported by an array of very talented musicians.
Amongst this is the stunning One Day. A story of tragedy and hope that will move all but the coldest heart. It is based on the sight of twin oaks .... when a gypsy child is buried, an acorn in placed in each hand.
For the background see Mike Hardin's blog on the BBC Web Site. Below is a short quote.
"Martin Taylor's son Stewart died tragically young, and the song, based on a four-line poem by Martin Taylor and finished by Martin Simpson is a simple, heart-breaking story that draws much of its imagery from gypsy life"
You will never look at a pair of twin oaks in a hedgerow in the same way again.