Scottish multi-instrumentalist musician, singer and songwriter born 24 November 1943 in Edinburgh. Most famous for his part in the Incredible String Band between 1966 and 1974 with Mike Heron and others.
A Glint at the Kindling is a folk album released in 1979 by Robin Williamson and his Merry Band. This album would be the last collaboration between Robin Williamson and his Merry Band. Largely biographical, the album's concept is based on Williamson's own poem entitled Five Denials On Merlin's Grave which in turn was inspired by five broad stages of ancient British history. Many of the tracks, including "Me and the Mad Girl" and "Lough Foyle", are still performed by Williamson today.
This 2005 CD re-release by Gott Discs includes 5 bonus poetry tracks: "Five Bardic Mysteries". These were originally released in 1985 on cassette and it showcases Williamson's skill as a storyteller.[
A Glint at the Kindling
1. "The Road The Gypsies Go" (Williamson)
2. "Me and the Mad Girl" (Williamson)
3 ."Lough Foyle" (Williamson)
4. "The Woodcutter's Song" (Williamson)
5. "By Weary Well" (Chris Caswell, Williamson)
6. "Boyhood of Henry Morgan/ The Pooka" (Chris Caswell, McMillan, Williamson, Sylvia Woods)
7 ."Five Denials of Merlin's Grave" (Caswell, McMillan, Williamson, Woods)
8. "The Poacher's Song" (Williamson)
Five Bardic Mysteries
9. "The spoils of Annwn"
10. "The Battle of the Trees"
11. "The Dialogue of the Two Sages"
12. "The Voyage of Bran, son of Febal"
13. "Three Celtic Nature poems"
Robin Williamson – vocals, 6 and 12 string guitars, mandolin, percussion, harp, mandocello, jaw harp, bombard, mouth organ.
Sylvia Woods – harmonium, harp, harpsichord
Jerry McMillan – fiddle, viola
Chris Caswell – bagpipes, flute, percussion, trombone, accordion, concertina, harp, recorder, spoons, mouth organ
John Gilson – drums
Michael Bach – bass guitar
Very good condition