Robin Dransfield Biography (Wikipedia)
Robin Dransfield is a folk musician from Harrogate, Yorkshire, England. He plays acoustic guitar and often performed and recorded in a duo with his brother Barry Dransfield. Dransfield began performing in the 1960s, quickly gaining prominence for his "quirky" bluegrass "old-timey" sound. By 1969 Barry and Robin were performing full-time as a duo, frequently playing at the Harrogate Folk Club along with Martin Carthy, Ewan MacColl, and the Watersons. Dransfield recorded several albums during the 1970s, including "Rout of all the Blues" (1970) and "Lord of All I Behold" (1971) on the Trailer label. After leaving performing for a time, Robin and Barry reunited to record the album "Contrary to Popular Belief" in 1977 on the Free Reed label. Through the 1970s Dransfield made appearances at folk festivals around the world, appearing with his brother Barry at the Mariposa Folk Festival in Canada in 1971.