Bert Jansch – Black Birds Of Brittany


Out 16th April 2016 For Record Store Day

Originally released as part of a split single with Shirley Collins, 1979’s ‘Black Birds Of Brittany’ was recorded – somewhat unsurprisingly – around the same time as Bert’s paean to ornithology, ‘Avocet’. Re-issued exclusively for Record Store Day 2016, and backed by the previously unreleased ‘Cuckoo’ these two tracks are a perfect companion to this beautifully orchestral, experimental album.


Artwork again comes from UK illustrator Hannah Alice (also responsible for Avocet’s charming reinterpretation). Limited to 1000 copies worldwide.




A1 Black Birds Of Brittany

A2 Cuckoo