I thought some Afterworders might enjoy this.
Pentangle legends Bert Jansch & Jacqui McShee popped into RTE’s radio building in Dublin ahead of a show in Whelan’s bar that evening, recording two songs (‘Chasing Love’ and ‘Sovay’) and a bit of chat with bow-tied personality Marcus Connaughton. The session was broadcast that evening. This regional/local radio sort of thing was something Bert had done dozens if not hundreds of times before – and troubadours still do it to this day. Usually, the drift off into the ether, having served their purpose of promoting that night’s show.
I was at both the radio thing and the show and took the 25 pictures in the montage – some pretty good, some fuzzy, but at this point all atmospheric. I’ve more or less synced the images up to the audio, as far as one can. I can’t recall how I got a cassette recording of the show, as it was broadcast when I was at the concert. Possibly a friend taped it from Belfast (my home town), 100 miles up the road, which might explain why it was so lo-fi with a lot of interference. I’ve done my best to clean » Continue Reading.