Saturday, 16 August 2014


Gryphon (1973) ...

Gryphon were formed as an all acoustic group playing medieval rustic folk tunes... They gradually acquired players of 'standard' rock group instruments and played more of a 'rock' format, but with medieval instruments included ...Their first album was mainly acoustic ...

Kemp's Gig
Sir Gavin Grimbold
Touch And Go
Three Jolly Butchers
Pastime With Good Company
The Unquiet Grave
Crossing The Stiles
The Astrologer
Tea Wrecks
Juniper Suite
The Devil And The Farmer's Wife

Multi-instrumentalist Richard Harvey and his fellow Royal College of Music graduate Brian Gulland, a woodwind player, began the group as an all-acoustic ensemble that mixed traditional English folk music with medieval and Renaissance influences. Shortly after this, the duo was joined by guitarist Graeme Taylor and drummer/percussionist Dave Oberlé. After their self-titled debut, they expanded their sound to include electric guitars and keyboards as well as wind instruments, such as bassoons and krumhorns, not previously used in rock music. Gryphon's music often sounded as much like rural English folk or renaissance chansons as it did rock, at least on their early recordings...

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