Aberdeen-based guitarist, Dave does occasional gigs and appearances and is involved with the Aberdeen Folk Club. He says: “My own discovery of Bert was when 2 university students joined us as visitors at a suburban youth folk club back in 1972; one of them played ‘Angie’ and I soon followed suit. I got to grips and have played it ever since! Bert played the Aberdeen Music Hall in 1973 and this was my first (of many!) experiences of Bert onstage. I caught most of the albums and many performances till Bert’s valiant, and final, South Bank performance with The Pentangle in August 2011.
Strolling Down the Highway
One of Bert’s iconic pieces played by Dave Moir in tribute to Bert
Invited by Mike Walker to play to camera at the pub frequented by the folk artists through the decades, Dave says: “I cover several of Bert’s songs in my repertoire and had the pleasure of attending one of the inaugural workshops that have led to the ‘Bert Transcribed’ publication that was issued to coincide with the Queen’s Hall Edinburgh tribute concert in August 2017. The book is a great introduction to Bert’s work, but my own versions will hopefully serve as a humble personal tribute to such a great person – as Bert. And I love the sound of this guitar.