When Darkness Falls

A piece by Lars Ingesman for Bert Jansch

Recorded in Lystrup
March 2019

“Rather than play one of Bert’s songs I have chosen to play one of my own songs that is heavily inspired by Bert’s guitar-playing and songwriting. It is rather blues-inspired in both mood, content and structure. As an additional feature for this recording I added my own version of Bert’s intro to Reynardine. Looking back I think that the guitar interludes of that particular song probably have influenced my playing of this song (and others) quite a lot. I love the way that Bert, in a sequence of hammer-ons and pull-offs, adds different bass notes that subtly change the mood of notes still ringing.”

“I was introduced to the music of Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and Pentangle by a guitar-playing friend, soon after I started playing the guitar back in 1972. Ever since, I have listened to Bert’s music and been inspired in my own playing by the unique sound of his playing. What I have always admired most, was Bert’s ability to create amazing arrangements that somehow always added an extra dimension to whatever song he was playing – that made it unique and special. In 2014, I had the good fortune to attend a workshop with John Renbourn focusing on Bert’s music.  And, in 2017, I was pleased to join up with the Bert Jansch Foundation to host a very successful Bert Jansch Guitar Workshop here in Aarhus, Denmark.”

Artist's own music


I have been writing and performing my own songs for about ten years or so and have been part of the songwriters’ society in Aarhus for about as many years.