Wheel of Fortune

 I ran into Robin Williamson in Edinburgh hitchhiking through in the early sixties and I followed his music as best I could through the Incredible String Band days. A fictitious rivalry between the String Band and Pentangle was touted about by the publicity hounds. In fact Bert and Robin had travelled down to London on the same night bus having raised the fare potato picking.

It was great to get a chance to play together. Robin was based in Los Angeles at the time and l was living up in San Francisco. ln fact it made little difference. We toured fairly extensively -one guitar, two toothbrushes, and a wee harp that seemed to take on the proportions of the expanding universe.  Musically it was easy. There was a lot of common ground. This, the documented evidence was recorded live in St Louis and at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. lt earned me my second Grammy nomination. This time we lost to Bob Dylan.  I’m having a rubber stamp carved —  John Renbourn  Grammy Loser.

South Wind – Blarney Pilgrim
The Curragh of Kildare – Milliner’s Daughter
Bunyan’s Hymn – I Saw Three Ships – English Dance
The Lights of Sweet St Annes
The Snows
Finn and the Old Man’s House
Matt Highland
Little Niles
The Rocks of Bawn
Port Patrick
Wheel of Fortune