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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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John Renbourn; Trotto and English Dance

A YouTube video of a live performance of John Renbourn’s English Dance was removed some time ago.  The video below features a different performance, so I hope it survives: And from the same source, a recording of a full concert … Continue reading

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John Renbourn; 1944 – 2015

John Renbourn John Renbourn, who has died aged 70, was one half of the powerful guitar duo of Pentangle, the innovative jazz-folk band of the 1960s and 70s. While his fellow guitarist, Bert Jansch, brought great emotion and inventiveness to … Continue reading

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More from Renbourn and Friends

For all its faults, Youtube does have some extraordinary material, such as this Danish documentary on the music scene in London’s Soho in 1967. It starts with a very atypical 30’s style duet from Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, followed … Continue reading

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John Renbourn

John Renbourn has had the occasional mention here for his work with Bert Jansch and The Pentangle, but to my mind he is really at his best when playing solo, so here is a collection of Youtube clips which exemplify his unique … Continue reading

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