A take on Jake: the music of the late, great Jake Thackray


Simon Mayor presents a review of Jake’s finest songs and masterful wit.

5 April 2011, 7.30pm Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5EX.

Tickets £15 or £12 (concessions) Tel: 0118 378 8660

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Buy the DVD

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The DVD of the BBC series 'Jake Thackray and Songs' is now available to buy online via Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/JakeDVD

'Magnificent' (The Independent)

'Jake Thackray and Songs', broadcast in 1981, captures him at the height of his powers; it paints an intimate portrait of Jake as a live artist, playing to audiences in the small venues where he felt most comfortable.

This BBC-licensed DVD, professionally produced from the original BBC masters, features all of Jake's performances from the series: thirty of his greatest songs, along with his inimitable between-songs chat and storytelling.

Also included are previously unreleased performances by three outstanding guest artists: Ralph McTell, Alex Glasgow and Pete Scott.