For Bert Jansch: Around the World in 80 plays launches on Bert’s 75th birthday
On what would have been Bert’s 75th birthday, we are delighted to launch For Bert Jansch: Around the World in 80 plays in which a TransAcoustic guitar, the latest version of Bert’s favoured Yamaha L series, will travel from artist to artist across the globe to play and say something special for Bert. Each artist then chooses the next recipient, anywhere in the world, for the next stopover on the journey.
Johnny Marr has kicked off this voyage and having sent us his piece, passed the TransAcoustic in turn to Bernard Butler who like Johnny, collaborated with Bert and became firm friends. You can see their postings now on this dedicated section of our website where we will plot the progress of the guitar from musician to musician and their contributions as they are received.
We are looking forward to an exciting journey, keeping Bert’s memory alive and spreading the spirit of his music far and wide. #ForBertJanscharoundtheworldin80plays
For more information or pictures, contact Geraldine or Karen at the Bert Jansch Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org