The enduring legacy of Bert Jansch’s peerless guitar playing and songwriting was celebrated by Bernard Butler, Jacqui McShee, Robert Plant, Kathryn Williams, Brigid Mae Power & Steve Gunn, Martin Simpson, James Yorkston, Sam Lee and more.
“A moving and impressive tribute” The Guardian
“The ultimate bohemian troubadour” The Times ★★★★
One of the most influential songwriters and guitarists of all time; A leading light of the 1960s British folk revival and a founding member of folk jazz supergroup Pentangle, his career spanned five decades, inspiring generations of musicians with his ground-breaking acoustic guitar technique and emotive songs. A stellar line-up including his friends, fans and collaborators celebrate his extraordinary musical legacy.
BERT JANSCH 80
Brigid Mae Power & Steve Gunn
Pentangle’s Jacqui McShee with Mike Piggott & Kevin Dempsey
James Yorkston with Ranjana Ghatak & Jon Thorne
Martin Simpson & Loius Campbell
Robert Plant’s Saving Grace
Compere Stewart Lee
Jansch had a long history of performing at the Royal Festival Hall: Pentangle’s first major performance took place here in 1967 and they recorded part of their ‘Sweet Child’ album here in 1968. The original Pentangle line-up reformed to play the same hall exactly 40 years later and it was a Pentangle show at the Royal Festival Hall in August 2011 that proved to be his last performance.
“Bert Jansch was that rarity, a musician who really did deserve to be regarded as a legend” The Guardian
“A boundless bounty of a folk-rock legend.. Jansch’s supreme talent was resistant to time” Classic Rock
In celebration of Bert Jansch 80 there are three reissues out now on Earth Recordings. Long out of print, the art edition of Avocet vinyl will be available on a limited edition run; along with two Rough Trade exclusives that sees Edge Of A Dream revisited on cream vinyl and The Black Swan on jade green vinyl.
“An unassuming masterpiece” ★★★★★ Shindig on ‘Avocet’