ROBIN AND BINA WILLIAMSON
Sat 3 Sep 2016
The Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey, Devon
We were delighted to welcome this legendary performer live in Bovey Tracey in early September 2016. Robin and Bina Williamson play harp, guitar, fiddle, bowed psaltery, autoharp and long necked dulcimer. “This is real music, magical, simple, funky and true”
Robin is a worldwide legend as the founder and creative force behind the Incredible String Band. He has been nominated twice for a Grammy: for his 1995 live album with John Renbourn ‘Wheel of Fortune’, and for the 1968 ISB album ‘The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter’. Bina is an inspired and gifted singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in her own right.
A powerful endorsement comes from Robert Plant: 'What Robin and Bina do is pure beauty through simplicity'.
"An evening of enchanting entertainment," Edi Stark, Radio Scotland, Celtic Connections
"Enthralling musicianship" Glasgow Herald
"Miss them at your peril!" Glastonbury 2007
"Superb" Rowan Williams
“This is real music, magical simple funky and true. Robin and Bina work together so well because they create a perfect balance of voices….incorporating the best parts of the Incredible String Band and distilling it into a new and unique form of musical creativity. They blend original lyrics and melodies with folk, old-timey, spirituals and blues with large helpings of Celtic and Indian influences." Steve Andrews Pulse Cardiff 2010
“The whole of Robin and Bina's performance was enchanting and companionable." David Kidman Birdsedge Hall 2009
“I have to say for me the highlight of the whole weekend was watching Robin and Bina Williamson on the Saturday afternoon .They were simply marvelous!” Magpiebridge Blogspot National Acoustic Festival 2012