The Bert Jansch Foundation, a charitable trust, is sending four guitars around the world for Bert Jansch enthusiasts to run events and/or film performances to keep his music alive. My associate Steve McCann ran a public event last weekend in Belfast at the Black Box café, which he invited me to play at. The invitation resulted in a new song and it seemed I might as well go the whole hog and film it for the Foundation’s online collection. I added ‘Blues For a Green Earth’, an instrumental I recorded with Bert in 2004.
Big thanks to the award-winning Mark Case for filming this, and to Lamppost Café legends Mary Armstrong and Victoria Armstrong-Corbett for staying late letting us film in their fabulous first-floor room. No coffee (regrettably) was consumed in the making of this video. I’m sure we can make up for that in the fullness of time.