Vashti Bunyan for N. Drake Arranger Tribute


Concert slated for this Sunday in London.

By Blurt Staff

Famed British string arranger Robert Kirby passed away a year ago, October 3, and in his time he’d worked with the likes of Elvis Costello, Paul Weller, the Strawbs and Elton John – and Nick Drake in particular. That’s his work you hear on the late Drake’s Five Leaves Left and Bryter Layter. In fact, it was in 2005 that Kirby handled conducting duties with an 18-piece orchestra at Central Park to put on a tribute concert of Drake’s music.



Now Kirby is getting his own tribute concert, this Sunday at London’s Cecil Sharp House. No less than folk legend Vashti Bunyan (above) is slated to appear, along with Teddy Thompson, Steve Ashley, Ben & Jason and an as-yet-unanounced “special guest.”

If you haven’t gotten your tickets and airline arrangements yet, however, be forewarned – ths show is rumored to be sold out already.


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