Richard Thompson on tour

ONE of the world’s leading guitarists and singing songwriters, Richard Thompson, is on a UK tour, stopping at Poole’s Light­house on Friday 13th and Bristol Colston Hall on Saturday 14th October.

Richard will be singing songs from his lengthy career.  He is capable of the breathtaking drama and sublime delicacy which prompted Rolling Stone to hail him as “a perennial dark-horse contender for the title of greatest living rock guitarist”. His songs have been covered by everyone from Beausoleil and Dinosaur Jnr to Joan Baez, Alison Krauss and Robert Plant.

This summer the former Fairport Con­ven­tion guitarist released a second Acoustic Classics album coupled with Acoustic Rarities – and it will be from these albums (and more) that he will draw his live set.

The award-winning duo Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker will join Richard as his special guests on the tour.

A few tickets remain for both concerts. For more details, phone 01202 280000 or online visit www.lighthousepoole.co.uk or visit the Colston Hall website.