Martin Simpson has long been considered one of the world's best acoustic and slide guitarists, both technically and artistically. Although English, he lived for many years in the USA and is steeped in American music of all kinds. This CD concentrates on the music of the British Isles, but brings all his many influences to bear on a recording project that he considers his very best. He is joined on the album by 10 other musicians including members of the Irish group Danu. Guitar-based music has proved to have been the most successful strand of acoustic music over a period of many years and Martin Simpson is a practitioner of this craft par excellence.