Bert Jansch will play two exclusive solo shows this summer. On Sunday July 24 he will appear at historic Marlay Park in Dublin in a special show for @ the Park alongside fellow Joanna Newsom. On Saturday August 20 Bert will appear at the Edinburgh Festival, with a show at 7.00pm at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh.
As well as these solo shows, and 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 – have reunited again for three special shows this summer. Fresh from the first show at Glastonbury Festival on June 25, Pentangle also appear as special guests at Cambridge Folk Festival on Saturday July 30 and, in a full evening’s performance, at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Monday August 1. In addition, all five original members of Pentangle are currently working together on new material for the first time since they disbanded in 1973. The group also plan to release live recordings from the 2008 tour in the near future.
Formed in swinging ’60s London, Pentangle were one of the most exciting and innovative groups in the world, genuinely pushing boundaries and exploring new musical avenues. Simultaneously stars of the underground and darlings of the mainstream, they enjoyed an unprecedented degree of worldwide success for an acoustic band and their influence and musical impact is still revered and relevant today. 2008’s reunion tour was greeted with enormous and critical and popular acclaim.
Tickets for Pentangle at The Royal Festival Hall (Monday August 1, 8.00pm) are available from www.southbankcentre.co.uk, by phone on 0844 875 0073; or in person from the ticket office at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX.
Tickets for Bert Jansch at The Queen’s Hall (Edinburgh Festival – Saturday 20 August, 7.00pm) are available from www.thequeenshall.net, by phone on 0131 668 2019 or in person from the Box Office, The Queen’s Hall, 85-89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG.