The Sun Also Rises (duo)

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The Sun Also Rises
Origin Wales
Genres Folk music
Occupation(s) Musicians
Years active c. 1970
Labels The Village Thing
Associated acts Pigsty Hill Light Orchestra, Ian A. Anderson
Notable instruments
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.[1]

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).


  1. ^ [1] Archived May 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.