‘A compelling storyteller’ 5 stars, The Guardian

‘Matthew Crampton has a great voice that entices and explains. He pulls in the audience like a magical toyshop owner. He has some joy and sorrow that he cannot keep to himself.’ Folk Phenomena

I am a storyteller, writer and folk singer. In May/June I tour my all-new show Human Cargo with American folk music legend Jeff Warner – tickets now available. Through the Parallel Lives project, we’re partnering with local refugee support groups wherever we perform. I’ll also include local stories of migration at each venue.

My co-adaptation of Peter Bellamy’s ballad opera The Transports recently toured the country again; it was the evening concert on BBC Radio 3 – and there’s an album too!

Human Cargo: songs & stories of emigration, slavery & transportation is my third book, following The Trebor Story and Tales from the Angler’s Retreat.

Aside from such serious stuff, I perform music hall and singalong – sometimes in league with David Eagle of The Young’uns as the duo Muddling Through. I also work in schools, perform in care homes, write sitcoms and give talks.