Richard Thompson – 1000 Years of Popular Music – Derngate, Northampton

A musical tour through history tonight, courtesy of Richard Thompson, ably assisted by Judith Owen and and Debra Donkin. Richard arrived on-stage complete with a Hurdy-Gurdy and started things off with a song from 1290 entitled Praise Queen of Heaven. They then spent the next hour covering the period up to 1900, including a few minutes of Opera before which he jokingly asked for all the exits to be locked.

The second half covered 1900 onwards, including rather oddly, Nelly Furtado’s Maneater partly in Latin. The only downside was when a song by "the other west country band" turned out to be "Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime" by The Korgi’s, rather than anything by the mighty Wurzels.

We even made it back to Stafford before the snow.

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1 Response to Richard Thompson – 1000 Years of Popular Music – Derngate, Northampton

  1. Simon says:

    That sounds really good Rich, well apart from the Opera :)