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Bert Jansch – "The Ornament Tree" out 08/10 via Earth Recordings


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyLQlJ7y0go The world renowned guitarist, Bert Jansch, has long been celebrated for his innovative playing style, influencing generations of musicians and fans alike. A companion piece to 1966’s Jack Orion, The Ornament Tree gets newly reissued with liner notes from Colin Harper, who wrote the biography of Bert and the new folk Revival, Dazzling Stranger. Bert's eighteenth studio album comprises Scottish and Irish traditional songs. Filled with ballads like the title song and instrumentals ‘The Rocky Road to Dublin’ and ‘Lady Fair’. Tradition is threaded throughout with the accompaniment of Celtic fiddles, flutes and bodhran. It features performances from Maggie Boyle, Peter Boyle, Steve Tilston and Michael Klein. It’s been over thirty years since The Ornament Tree’s initial release, here Jansch continues to prove his importance in contemporary folk with this timeless and invigorating offering. “Excellent as always” AllMusic “A true return to form” Prog ★★★★ Uncut Track List Side A A1 The Ornament Tree (Bonny Portmore) A2 The Banks O'Sicily A3 The Rambling Boys of Pleasure A4 The Rocky Road to Dublin A5 Three Dreamers A6 The Mountain Streams Side B B1 The Blackbirds of Mullamore B2 Ladyfair B3 The Road Tae Dundee B4 Tramps and Hawkers B5 The January Man B6 Dobbins Flowery Vale

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