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Monday, 30 September 2013

Robin Williamson of the Incredible String Band is a real Celtic Bard ...

Robin Williamson came to fame as a founder member of the Incredible String Band back in the tail end of the 1960s. Blending Eastern influences into their folk-rock songs and using a wide variety of instruments the band soon gained a very large following and were to inspire many other acts to follow in their footsteps by using the sitar and other ethnic instrumentation in their songs and music.

After the band broke up in the 1970s Robin carried on with a solo career in which he diversified into becoming an author of books on playing penny whistle and fiddle tunes, releasing a series of cassette albums of spoken word Celtic tales, composing and recording instrumental music and becoming an accomplished harp player.

He also started performing as a storyteller and published a book of an epic poem entitled Five Denials on Merlin’s Grave.


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