WE heard him before we saw him. His inimitable 12 string Rickenbacker ringing out the intro to Bob Dylan’s My Back Pages.

Then Roger McGuinn, founder of the legendary Byrds, strolled on stage all in black: leather waistcoat, cowboy-boots, hat tipped over one eye playing that jingle-jangle sound that changed the course of the history of popular music.

Alone on stage with just the famous Rickenbacker and a custom-made seven-string acoustic Martin, the genial 69-year-old McGuinn took us through a back catalogue of songs that seemingly connect everything with everything. From The Beatles to Bach to The Byrds. From folk-rock to country to shimmering acid-drenched psychedelia. There was inevitably a lot of Dylan. The classic chart hits which reinvented Mr Tambourine Man and All I Really Want To Do and the less commercial but perhaps more riveting numbers like The Chimes of Freedom and You Ain’t Going Nowhere, A truly gifted musician, McGuinn cited influences that ranged from Ravi Shankar to John Coltrane to Andres Segovia. There were covers of songs by Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly and even a sea-shanty or two.

Self-penned or co-written masterpieces included 5D, Mr Spaceman, He Was A Friend of Mine, The Ballad of Easy Rider, the stunning Chestnut Mare and the beautiful closing number May The Road Rise To Meet You.

There were anecdotes galore too including how he came to write a pirate song and why, without a nod from Miles Davis, The Byrds might never have got a record deal. All in all a jingle-jangle evening extremely well spent.