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Richard Thompson – Colston Hall, Bristol

Another solo outing for Richard Thompson tonight in support of two recent acoustic albums. A superb evening only slightly spoiled by the worlds most annoying woman who kept screaming requests for Beeswing, and them yelped uncontrollably when he relented and … Continue reading

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Richard Thompson – The Forum, Bath

Two years after last seeing Richard Thompson at the forum I was back for another performance, this time in support of the newly released Acoustic Classics album. Nepotism played a major part in the selection of The Rails as support, … Continue reading

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Richard Thompson – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

The ticket for this was a slightly belated 40th birthday present which is why I headed across country to Cambridge on a Sunday, rather than taking the much shorter trip to Bristol on the night before. Support came from Robert … Continue reading

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Richard Thompson – The Forum, Bath

A solo show tonight as part of the Bath Guitar Festival. We were treated to a near two hour set including a couple of encores. Richard even fitted in a few requests, not always entirely successfully though, with some help … Continue reading

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Richard Thompson Band – Colston Hall, Bristol

A full band line-up tonight, rather than the solo outing where I last saw Richard Thompson, the recent recipient of an O.B.E. The first half of the evening was an almost-complete run through the latest album, Dream Attic, omitting only … Continue reading

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Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2009 – Cropredy

This year we did the full three-days at Cropredy, heading up on the Thursday morning for the 4pm start. The weather was a lot better this year, sunny on Thursday and Saturday, and overcast on the Friday. Due to this … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Richard Thompson Band – Cambridge Corn Exchange

A fantastic night. Probably the only gig I’ve been to where the seats sold out before the standing area. I think the setlist was as follows: Needle and Thread Bad Monkey Take Care The Road You Choose Dad’s Gonna Kill … Continue reading

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