An Isle of Wight musician took the stage at the iconic Royal Festival Hall in London to celebrate what would have been the 80th birthday of celebrated guitarist, Bert Jansch. 

Jon Thorne - who is a regular on the Island jazz scene - has performed with the likes of folk singer Donovan and electronic duo Lamb. Earlier this year, he featured on the debut album by the Panama Picnic Orchestra.

Jon paid tribute to the founding Pentangle guitarist Bert Jansch, who released more than 28 albums throughout his career. In 2011, Bert died of cancer aged 67.

Jon performed with Martin Simpson and Louis Campbell on Blues Run the Game and later in the show appeared with Kathryn Williams, Louis Campbell and former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler to play Needle of Death.

Bert himself performed with Pentangle at the 1969 and 1970 Isle of Wight Festivals, which saw hundreds of thousands descend to the Island to see some of the biggest names in rock music. 

Other guests at the 80th Birthday Concert for Bert Jansch included Robert Plant, Sam Lee and Pentangle singer Jacqui McShee.

The evening’s compere was Stewart Lee, one half of the comedy duo Lee and Herring.