Lovely Joan

A trad piece, arranged by Jack Theaker for Bert Jansch

Recorded in Fleet, Hampshire
September 2019

“I chose the piece ‘Lovely Joan’ as it was an old folk melody that I adapted to a folk guitar setting—much in the style of Renbourn/Jansch’s ‘folk baroque’ songs. The composition features a stark lack of static harmony, an aggressive timbre, and stylistic polarisation of the bass and melody—all idioms of Bert’s style. Not only playing Bert’s music but listening to it time and again gives me an experience I have never had with any other artist.”

For this project, Jack also recorded Lucky Thirteen with Peter Ivey, who discovered him busking

Peter Ivey & Jack Theaker

Artist's own music