RICHARD THOMPSON, a key former member of Fairport Convention; one of Britain's greatest and most covered songwriters; and who worked with Nick Drake on Bryter Layter, is coming back to Galway in August.
Richard Thompson plays a solo acoustic show at the Town Hall Theatre on Tuesday August 13 at 8pm. His songs, such as 'I Misunderstood' and 'Galway To Graceland' have been widely covered by other artists. Among those who have performed his songs are Mark Black, Sean Keane, Robert Plant, Don Henley, Elvis Costello, R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney, and David Byrne.
“I never really think about what songs mean,” Richard has admitted. “I just write them. Some of them reflect on what happened a few months ago or even a year ago. It’s a process of surveying my life and where I was at...It’s as if they’d been channelled from somewhere else. You find deeper meaning in the best records as time goes on. The reward comes later.”