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Jansch and Renbourn live

Three recently uploaded You Tube recordings of live performances by guitarists Bert Jansch and John Renbourn.  As further evidence that the quality of a You Tube video is inversely proportional to the number of views, none of the three have … Continue reading

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Various routes to and from Nottamun Town

Recently reading the words to Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall” I was struck by the similarity to the English folk song “Nottamun Town”.  Searching the Internet I found very few references to this connection (although plenty to the … Continue reading

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Blackwater Side; Bert Jansch and Anne Briggs

I have posted solo recordings of Blackwater Side from Bert Jansch and Anne Briggs before, but here they are together, about 30 years on: Which led me to a video of Bert Jansch’s 60th Birthday concert:    

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More moves through the fair

Following the last Bach instalment, here are three more versions of She Moves Through the Fair. The first is the “official” Fairport Convention release, with Sandy Denny on vocals.  Much more polished than the demo version posted last time, but … Continue reading

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Reynardine

Reynardine (if Wikipedia is to be believed) is an early 20th century re-interpretation of a 18th or 19th century folk song, overlaying mystic overtones on a straightforward story of a young woman being waylaid by some rake. Whatever its history, … Continue reading

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Bert Jansch

Regulars here will know my liking for the music of Bert Jansch and his contemporaries.  Bert died after a long illness last Wednesday, but leaves behind a rich legacy of music usually categorised as “folk”, but really beyond categorisation. The 1992 BBC series “Acoustic … Continue reading

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Blackwaterside Update

Back in 2008 I posted 4 versions of the folk song Blackwaterside. Since then I have found on Youtube a copy of Bert Jansch’s original version on his Jack Orion LP, which I much prefer to the live version I … Continue reading

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