Bert Jansch Celebration Unveiled

Featuring Eric Clapton, Bernard Butler, Pentangle and more...
Bert Jansch

An all-star celebration of Bert Jansch' life and work is set to take place at the Southbank Centre later this year.

Part of a generation who revitalised and revolutionised British folk music, Bert Jansch could never be tagged under one bracket. With the merest flurry of his left hand the guitarist could shift from Irish jig to Moroccan Chaabi, all held together by his mysterious, often introverted songwriting.

Sadly passing away in 2011, the musician's impact can be felt across rock, folk, jazz and pop. A tribute concert is set to be held at London's Southbank Centre on December 3rd, featuring an all-star array of musicians.

The line up reflects the enduring influence of Bert Jansch. Eric Clapton is set to perform, while Bernard Butler - once of Suede - is also set to pay his respects.

Folk icon Martin Carthy will take part, while Roy Harper, Donovan and more have been confirmed. Fittingly, original members of Pentangle (including Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, Danny Thompson) are also due to perform at the venue which housed the band's first ever show back in 1967.

All proceeds from the show will be given to the Bert Jansch Foundation - a charity set up in memory of the guitarist's 70th birthday (November 3rd). The concert will be filmed, with elements to be used in a BBC4 program due to be broadcast in early 2014.

Full line up:

Bernard Butler / Mara Carlyle / Martin Carthy / Eric Clapton / Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, Danny Thompson (Pentangle original members) / Bonnie Dobson / Donovan / Gordon Giltrap / Roy Harper / Wizz Jones / Lisa Knapp / Beverley Martyn – making a live return after many years / Ralph McTell / Robert Plant / Martin Simpson / Paul Wassif

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