Richard Thompson @ Kilkenny Arts Festival 2019
It’s 13 years since he was presented with a lifetime achievement award by the BBC, but Richard Thompson shows no signs of resting on his laurels. In the intervening time the folk rock legend has curated London’s prestigious Meltdown Festival, recorded the soundtrack to Werner Herzog’s wonderful documentary Grizzly Man, and released a string of critically acclaimed albums showcasing the songwriting prowess that earned him an Ivor Novello Award and more than one Grammy nomination over the course of a glittering 50-year career. This very special gig in the Set is a wonderful chance to see for yourself just why Thompson is regarded as one of the genuine songwriting, and guitar-playing, greats.
Published on 2 July 2019