Tag Archives: Richard Thompson

1952 Vincent Black Lighting

A live performance from Richard Thompson: My favourite comment: “Trying to decide if Suzanne Vega and Louden Wainwright are looking on in awe or thinking “shit we’re next”!”

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Solid Air – Norma Waterson

I don’t know how I missed this, but I just discovered yesterday: More about the album: The Very Thought of You On her second solo album the Grande Dame of British folk is presenting us with a surprising, inspired selection … Continue reading

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Christy Moore sings Beeswing

Back in 2011 I posted a link to Richard Thompson’s song Beeswing, sung by The Little Unsaid.   That post still brings a trickle of visitors to his site, which led me to this version by Christy Moore: and Christy Moore’s … Continue reading

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Fergus Laing (and a rolling stone)

A song by Richard Thompson. Any resemblance to any living person is, I’m sure, entirely coincidental. Fergus Laing is a beast of a man He stitches up and fleeces He wants to manicure the world And sell it off in … Continue reading

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Dave Swarbrick

Dave Swarbrick shared with Mark Twain the privilege of saying that reports of his death had been greatly exaggerated.  Sadly, that is no longer true; he died on 3rd June this year, a fact not widely reported in Australia (although … Continue reading

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More moves through the fair

Following the last Bach instalment, here are three more versions of She Moves Through the Fair. The first is the “official” Fairport Convention release, with Sandy Denny on vocals.  Much more polished than the demo version posted last time, but … Continue reading

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Fine as a Bee’s wing

Beeswing is song by Richard Thompson, said to be about, or at least inspired by Anne Briggs.  Here is what the man himself says about it: “RICHARD THOMPSON: I wrote the song Beeswing kind of about her. There was a … Continue reading

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