Award winning singer hosts concert in aid of local hospice

Martyn Joseph, winner of BBC Welsh music award, it set to raise money for St Barnabas Hospice through a unique music concert in Lincoln.

On Friday 24th November, Martyn Joseph, winner of ‘Best Male Artist’ at the 2004 BBC Welsh Music Awards, will host a unique concert in aid of St Barnabas Hospice. The concert will be at The County Assembly Rooms, 76 Bailgate, Lincoln, LN1 3AR, beginning at 8pm.

Dubbed as ‘the Welsh Springsteen’, Martyn’s music has touches of folk, rock, soul, folk punk and Americana. He has previously toured with the likes of Art Garfunkel, Jools Holland, Mike and the Mechanics, Celine Dion and Shirley Bassey.

In 2012, Martyn’s song, ‘There’s Always Maybe’, won the best folk song category in the World Independent Music Awards. In addition to his five top 50 UK hits, the importance of his work has been recognised by programmes such as BBC2’s prime time series on Singer/Songwriters.

Vince Ion from TrueBlue Music said:

“My family have supported St Barnabas Hospice for over 20 years, following the care that was provided to family members. When I was asked if TrueBlue Music would be able to promote an event at the Assembly Rooms, we were delighted to accept, and felt that Martyn Joseph would be the ideal artist to provide the headline for this event.

“Martyn has a long history of supporting charitable causes, and we are certain that the 24th November will be a memorable music event that will also raise important funds for St Barnabas Hospice.”

TrueBlue Music have organised this event in conjunction with Lincolnshire accountants, Wright Vigar.

Caroline Swindin, Corporate Fundraiser for St Barnabas, said:

“We are thrilled that Martyn has chosen us as his fundraising charity for this concert, and are hopeful that it will raise some much needed money for our Hospice.

“Martyn is well known for his unique style of music and passionate performances throughout his career, and it is just wonderful that he will be coming to Lincoln.”

St Barnabas Hospice supports more than 9,000 people each year, delivering free, high-quality, compassionate end-of-life care and support to adults with a life-limiting or terminal illness, and their family and carers. Each year, they must raise over £5.5 million to continue providing this support and care to the people of Lincolnshire.

Tickets for the concert are priced at £16. There will also be a raffle on the evening, including special prizes from Lincoln City FC and The Whiskey Shop.

To book tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/martyn-joseph-tickets-32554500387 and for more information, call Caroline Swindin on 01522 540 300 or email caroline.swindin@stbarnabashospice.co.uk.

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