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Thanks for the heads up Robert - certainly one for the archive!
David Munrow Remembered / Folk music into early music
« Last post by falsettist on February 09, 2017, 02:58:03 PM »
Hello everyone,

I wrote a PhD about David Munrow and his performances of medieval music a few years ago which you can now read via the British Library's PhD thesis database:

You may be interested to know that I'm presenting a short course on 19th February (with Toby Manning) about the Folk music and Early music revivals. During this course I will be giving presentations about Munrow's approach to vibrato and also about some of the folk recordings in his record collection. I will also be talking about the work of Michael Morrow and Musica Reservata. Details of the course are here:

Very best wishes to all,

Edward Breen
Munrow's Recorded Legacy / Pied Piper
« Last post by DavidG on December 02, 2016, 06:04:54 PM »
A retrospective appreciation of David Munrow's much-loved Pied Piper series is being aired on BBC Radio Three at present.

Please visit

There are episodes from his long-running series, and background features on the man himself.

A timely appreciation, some forty years after Munrow sadly passed, showing how large a gap he left in all our lives.
General Discussion / Re: Gryphon, and the Munrow Influence
« Last post by DavidG on November 04, 2016, 08:40:45 PM »
I was at the Gryphon Union Chapel gig 18 months ago - when Richard Harvey was very much the frontman and driver behind the band reunion.

It was astonishing to hear the music as polished and fresh as it was way back in 1973. And the later rock-oriented repertoire was clearly the transitional period for Richard Harvey's grander ambitions - which eventually led to him leaving the group he will be forever associated with.

Richard Harvey and Brian Gulland also played for Musica Reservata, as did Munrow previously.

Like Munrow, Harvey plays recorder with the minimum of vibrato, very much in the 'English' style and his technique surpasses Munrow by some margin.
General Discussion / Why the Need for Another Blog....?
« Last post by piedpiper on October 20, 2016, 09:03:43 AM »
I have noticed on the "preceeding" entry of the forum site that there is a desire in the air for a blog on DM? Is it really one already exists which is mine....but however another one may be of value..

General Discussion / The Early Music Show....
« Last post by piedpiper on October 12, 2016, 11:56:09 AM »

Last Sunday I listened to the Early Music Show....among other pioneers of Early Music David Munrow got a "look in" so to speak, plus an extract from the "last" Pied Piper progamme...
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