Bert, a very private generous and unique person, he had an aura, a magnetism that drew people to him. When we reunited after so many years for the tour 2008 I asked him to play something/anything for me he chose, played and sang “Blackwaterside”. He instinctively knew it was my all time favourite; it made me cry.
That song will stay in my thoughts as a wonderful memory of Bert.
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Following their triumphant 40th anniversary reunion tour in 2008, the original members of Pentangle: Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Jacqui McShee, Danny Thompson and Terry Cox – each one a legend in their own right – will reunite again to perform three special shows this summer. The band will appear at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday 25 June, as special guests at Cambridge Folk Festival on Saturday 30 July, and again at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Monday 1 August.
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After a succesfful UK tour in 2008, i’m happy to announce that Pentangle will be playing live again this summer. We’re playing the accoustic stage at Glastonbury on Saturday 25th June, Cambridge Folk Festival on 30th July and the Royal Festival Hall on August 1st.
Also keep your eyes peeled for a release of a live CD from 2008 and hopefully one from this year too.
I’ve uploaded my latest album ‘Twice Upon A Time’have a listen and let me know what you think. It was recorded by Miguel Aranda at Estudio tanta, Mahón during 2008/09. Hopefully the tracks should be up on Spotify soon.
In 2007 Pentangle were awarded a lifetime achievement honor which led to our 2008 tour of the UK. As the only member of the group who had never had a CD under my own name, I went ahead with my project which I have called Twice Upon A Time. This refers to my good fortune having had two chances in my career.
To cut to the chase I am hoping to reach publishers and record companies and post the music on the internet. I have had some interest but the music industry is not in good shape right now. I am currently playing with 3 groups and composing vigorously. One of the groups has been entered in a competition in Majorca so fingers crossed.