I am looking forward to what promises to be a memorable night at the Festival Hall next week, when friends and admirers gather to pay tribute to the late great Bert Jansch. I was lucky enough to see one of his last gigs with Pentangle there two years ago. Most of the surviving members will be in the line-up next week, along with the likes of Martin Carthy, Donovan, Robert Plant and someone called Clapton.
Today I have been working my way through some of the complimentary albums that pop up in my in-box, and about an hour ago came to "December Moon", the new album by a bunch of Irish sisters called the Henry Girls. Very nice it is too, and one of the stand-out tracks is their version of the old Pentangle standard, "Rain and Snow". Here is are both versions.
"Rain And Snow" - The Henry Girls
"Rain And Snow" - Pentangle
As I am feeling in a benign mood tonight, we'll give you some more rain and snow.
"Feels Like Rain" - John Hiatt
"Rainfall" - Bruce Cockburn
"Snow" - Georgia Seddon
"Snow Shadows" - Vince Martin