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“A Boulder lies Submerged”

For those of us who are fortunate enough to live in the North of England, fine examples of contemporary sculpture –  abstract and ‘environmental’ – are often within easy reach. Yorkshire is home to some of the best works of Barbara

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Sketches from Memory – the final chapter

The final blog in my series of commentaries on the tunes from my recent recording “Sketches from Memory”. During my recent long term ‘sabbatical’ in Cumbria,  I decided to shake some of the dust off my steel string acoustic guitar –

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English Folk Tunes

My recently recorded album, “Sketches from Memory”, includes arrangements of English folk songs. During my years with the York Guitar Quartet, we played a lot of music that had its origins in the folk music of Eastern Europe – Bulgarian

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The Dartington Collection

This collection of pieces are from my latest recording, “Sketches From Memory”. Download or stream these tunes by using the links at the bottom of this article. These were written during a week’s stay at Dartington in the summer of

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Chimes of Freedom

Bert Jansch The first in a series of blogs reflecting on tracks from my latest album, “Sketches From Memory“. Guitar on a Train Over recent years, my work has involved frequent train journeys to London. And on these journeys, I would

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Sketches – the lowdown

  My latest release, “Sketches from Memory”, actually brings together four discrete collections of recordings.     They are: Guitar on a Train These pieces pay homage to all those guitarists in the 1960s and 70s who took the train

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How to … with Ableton Live

This month, I’m launching new series of tutorial videos – looking at how I make music using Ableton Live. There are literally thousands of freely available Ableton videos from the usual internet resources and many of them are very good

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