Song for Liam

A piece by Buck Curran for Bert Jansch

Recorded in Bergamo
March 2022

“All the elements of Bert’s guitar playing, songwriting and singing have provided lifelong inspiration for me. The primary melody for this composition, dedicated to my son Liam,  manifested in my thoughts quite out of the blue one day. I knew I wanted to use a combination of melodic and harmonic elements that would give the feeling of Irish music, blues and jazz, all merged into one piece – something I hear in Bert’s guitar music. So, I particularly drew from the inspiration of Bert to develop certain chordal movements that can be found my piece”.

Artist's own music

Buck’s latest album is No Love Is Sorrow (2020). Since 2005, he has recorded and performed as one half of the avant-folk duo Arborea, which has released five albums including tribute albums to Robbie Basho and Jack Rose. His solo albums include Immortal Light (2016), and Morning Haikus, Afternoon Ragas (2018).