Robin Williamson was one of the founder members of the influential The Incredible String Band, but when that group disbanded around 1973, Williamson continued playing music based on Celtic traditions, first with Robin Williamson & His Merry Band, and then as a solo artist. He got interested in folktales and storytelling in the early ‘80s and has written several books about the subject and recorded about forty solo albums.
Williamson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1943. He grew up playing guitar and listening to both jazz and Scottish traditional music. He left school at fifteen to play jazz guitar but, after meeting Bert Jansch in 1961, immersed himself in folk music, learning fiddle, mandolin and Celtic harp. Jansch... Read More