The Sun Also Rises (duo)
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|The Sun Also Rises|
|Years active||c. 1970|
|Labels||The Village Thing|
|Associated acts||Pigsty Hill Light Orchestra, Ian A. Anderson|
|guitar, dulcimer, glockenspiel, vibes, percussion|
The Sun Also Rises were a Welsh, Cardiff-based folk duo, comprising Graham Hemingway (vocals, guitars) and Anne Hemingway (vocals, dulcimer, glockenspiel, vibes, percussion) who performed in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Their style has been described as "mystical" and "acid-folk", their self-penned compositions being primarily about a fantasy world of mythological beings such as fairies, elves and dragons. They have been compared with the Incredible String Band and Tir-na-Nog.
They toured extensively but recorded only one album, on The Village Thing label (VTS2) in 1970, which has become highly sought-after as a collectors' item. The album featured supporting musicians John Turner (string bass, finger-picked and with a bow), and Andy Leggett (whistle on "Suddenly It's Evening"), both of the Pigsty Hill Light Orchestra.
The album was re-released in 2007 as a CD on the Saydisc label (VTS202).