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Bert Inspired at Celtic Connections 2016

15 January 2016

A Concert for Bert Jansch (twice!) and two other events at leading folk festival in Glasgow.

The line up for the tribute concert has been expanded with Martin Simpson, Graham Coxon and Ryley Walker joining Pentangle's Jacqui McShee (playing with Mike Piggott), Robert Plant, and Bernard Butler with Ben Watt, all playing songs by Bert, inspired by Bert and tunes that inspired his timeless music.

The originally announced show at the Old Fruitmarket sold out so quickly, we are delighted the show will also be staged the following night at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, effectively extending the festival to Monday 1 February.

Tickets are on sale via the Celtic Connections website.

Also on 31 January:

10am-1pm Bert Inspired: Guitar workshop led by Mike Walker, of Renbourn Guitar Workshops and Thomas Fairhurst, both of the Bert Transcribed group put together by the Bert Jansch Foundation at City Halls, Glasgow. Visit the Renbourn Guitar Workshops website for more details and booking

2.30-5pm Bert Inspired: Acoustic Routes screening and Anne Briggs Q&A, Glasgow Film Theatre. A rare public appearance by Bert's inspiration Anne Briggs in conversation with Pete Paphides, after a screening of the 1992 feature length documentary following both through the Scottish folk scene. Book tickets.