My Bonny Boy

A piece from Anne Briggs, performed by The Morning Tree for Bert Jansch

Recorded in Dublin, Ireland
December 2018

“We learned ‘My Bonny Boy’, from Anne Briggs”. Says Eoghan who discovered Bert’s music shortly before moving to Italy. “It summed up everything I had been looking for in a guitarist — the feeling, the technique, the repertoire, the intuition. It was like he was purposely *not* adding things to the music in a way that made you feel them even more in the delivery. And after that I was hooked. Any music I played I inevitably compared to his for artistic sensitivity and creative capacity. I missed the chance to see Bert playing live at his last concert in Dublin and I don’t think there’s anything I regret more. So, when Mike Walker nominated me to play a wildcard which offered the chance to make this little contribution, I just couldn’t pass it up.

Eoghan adds:

“This Yamaha TransAcoustic is really is a great model of a guitar. I can see why Bert played these. This one is particularly suited to finger-picking! Might have to get one for myself.”

Artist's own music and media

A review of their first album of 2014 says: “‘The Morning Tree’ show themselves capable of producing music that deserves to be compared with Pentangle’s 1969 album ‘Basket of Light’ and the magic that came from Jansch and Renbourn’s guitar duets’”

Folk Radio UK reviewed their debut self-titled Album of 2014: Read the full review here