Richard Thompson solo acoustic
16 July 2020

With great regret, due to Covid-19, and social distancing legislation, this event will not be taking place. Please telephone 01260 223456 for further details.

7.30pm performance

Named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, we’re hugely excited to welcome Richard back for a very special solo show.

With a body of work that includes over 40 albums, multiple Grammy nominations, and numerous hit records, recent years have seen Richard Thompson headlining dates in Europe and the US, while also appearing with the likes of Bob Dylan on his Americanarama Tour (which culminated with the ‘voice of a generation’ performing Richard’s classic song 1952 Vincent Black Lightning).  

A serial award-winner, and hugely influential artist himself, Richard and his mates virtually invented British Folk Rock, thanks to their founding of the groundbreaking Fairport Convention as teenagers in the 1960s. By the age of 21, he left Fairport to pursue his own career, followed by a decade-long musical partnership with his then-wife Linda, to over 30 years as a highly successful solo artist.

An incredible range of musicians, from Robert Plant to Don Henley to REM, have paid tribute to the Ivor Novello winner by recording his songs, and we look forward to him appearing at Gawsworth Hall for the fifth time.

(No Children under six years old may attend performances.)