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Born in the early 1940s and brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland, Robin became a mainstay of the psychedelic folk combo The Incredible String Band in the late 60s and early 70s. He moved to California and formed the Merry Band in the 70s, following more Celtic roots directions in his music. By this time, he had already contributed to over a dozen albums, toured widely and written fiddle and penny whistle tutors. By the 80s, Robin was concentrating on harp… read more

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  • His latest two albums, Love Will Remain (2012) and Trusting in the Rising Light (2014) are both brilliant, in very different ways. Guitar-based bardery we all love on 'Love'; sublime poetry and ECM jazz on 'Trusting'. His best ECM album by far. Check em both out!
  • Contrary to the commenter below, Robin Williamson is very much alive as far as I can tell. If it's meant to be a joke it's a pretty crap one for those who care about him and his music.
  • RIP!!!!
  • Devendra ain't got shit on this boy. [2]
  • i like harps
  • Devendra ain't got shit on this boy.
  • Just getting in to this fellow now. Wonder where he's been all my life and why nobody was kind enough to tip me off to him. I think I'll be a life-long listener of his now.
  • The seed-at-zero (2000), Skirting The River Road (2002), The Iron Stone (2007): a rich, profound and often astonishing trilogy.
  • Not likely to get a reply here but does anyone know of a new CD coming out soon? I saw Robin play with John Renbourn a few months ago and he said there'd be a new CD out this August-ish via the quadrantcorner website but there's only the last release there at the moment. When I saw him he played a beautiful song called 'I Always Followed Music' (or something like it).. i'd love to hear a recorded version. The lyrics were fantastic.
  • Incredible String Band Co founder and Multi-Instrumentalist Robin Williamson is performing @ The Fraser Centre, Douglas St, Milngavie Glasgow G62 6PE on Saturday 7th November 2009, this is his only Scottish Solo Date this year!! Doors: 7.30pm Tickets: £10 Tickets Available: Milngavie Bookshop, Douglas St or Art Forum, Station Rd or 'Phone 07743885991

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