The Bert Jansch Foundation embraces the rich heritage of acoustic folk music and celebrates its creativity. The Foundation's charitable aim is to support the next generation of acoustic musicians by providing early career and educational opportunities.

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Bert Transcribed: The Bert Jansch songbook published on 21 August 2017

Bert Transcribed: The Bert Jansch songbook will be published by the Wise Publications imprint of sheet music leaders, Music Sales on Monday 21 August 2017. The result of extensive research by a team of leading Jansch experts convened by the Foundation, this celebratory volume contains 24 songs meticulously transcribed and annotated to detail every aspect of […]

Ian Rankin to be special guest compere at Bert Inspired in Edinburgh

The Bert Jansch Foundation is delighted to be bringing Bert Inspired – a Tribute to Bert Jansch to the city where Bert grew up, and even more thrilled that Edinburgh’s award-winning novelist, Ian Rankin, will be its special guest compere. Rankin has long-held a deep affection for Jansch’s music; which has even permeated one of his celebrated Jack Rebus series […]

Bert Inspired 2017 – a tribute to Bert Jansch

Bert Inspired 2017 – a tribute to Bert Jansch Monday 21 August 2017, The Queens Hall, Edinburgh The Foundation is delighted to present Bert Inspired 2017 at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which Bert always used to play. It also marks the publication day of Bert Transcribed: the Bert Jansch Songbook which features 24 new transcriptions of Bert’s songs […]

2017 Bert Transcribed workshops confirmed

We are delighted to be continuing our Bert Transcribed folk guitar workshops in 2017 with support from Yamaha. The one-day workshops given by Jon Riley and Thomas Fairhurst, two experts who have led the transcription project on Bert’s work, will return to Cecil Sharp House on Sunday 2 April and Sunday 1 October.  You can book […]