Andrew Cronshaw

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Andrew Cronshaw
Profile:
English musician, zither-player and multi-instrumentalist, heavily influenced by traditional Finnish, Scots Gaelic and North Iberian musics.
He has several productive and successful live-performing alliances, all ongoing, including with long-time collaborator Ian Blake, with Armenian duduk player Tigran Aleksanyan, and with Canada-based Chinese pipa and gu-cheng virtuoso Liu Fang and Vietnamese dan bau master Pham Duc Thanh.

He and the musicians on his 9th solo album, "The Unbroken Surface of Snow" (Cloud Valley, 2011) – Armenian duduk master Tigran Aleksanyan, multi-instrumentalist Ian Blake and Finnish singer Sanna Kurki-Suonio – became the band SANS, releasing "SANS LIve" in 2014, and, with the line-up expanded by the addition of Sanna's daughter Erika Hammarberg as co-vocalist, in 2018 released the album "Kulku" (Cloud Valley, 2018)

As a world music journalist Andrew Cronshaw writes features and reviews, particularly for fRoots magazine but also including the Nordic, Baltic and Portuguese chapters in The Rough Guide to World Music, etc.
Apart from his own albums, he has produced, and often engineered, albums by June Tabor, Silly Sisters, Bill Caddick, Zumzeaux, Brendan Power, Salamakannel, Nikolai Blad and others, and produced the mixes of Flook's Flatfish and of Hannu Saha's Mahla.
Session work includes playing on albums by Hue & Cry, Scott Walker, Suede, Natacha Atlas, Martin Simpson, Pascal Gaigne, B.J.Cole and Ute Lemper, on film soundtracks including Outlaw King, Tolkien, GI Jane, and others. The song 'Zitherbell', which he co-wrote and performs with Natacha Atlas on her album 'Foretold in the Language of Dreams', appears in Jonathan Demme's film 'The Truth About Charlie'.
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Albums

XTRA 1139 Andrew Cronshaw - A Is For Andrew, Z Is For Zither album art Andrew Cronshaw A Is For Andrew, Z Is For Zither(LP, Album) XTRA XTRA 1139 UK 1974 Sell This Version
LER 2094 Andrew Cronshaw - Times And Traditions For Dulcimer album art Roger Nicholson, Jake Walton, Andrew Cronshaw Roger Nicholson, Jake Walton, Andrew Cronshaw - Times And Traditions For Dulcimer(LP, Album) Trailer LER 2094 UK 1976 Sell This Version
Andrew Cronshaw - Earthed In Cloud Valley album art Andrew Cronshaw Earthed In Cloud Valley (Album) Trailer UK 1977 Sell This Version
Andrew Cronshaw - Wade In The Flood album art Andrew Cronshaw Wade In The Flood Transatlantic Records UK 1978 Sell This Version
Andrew Cronshaw - The Great Dark Water album art Andrew Cronshaw The Great Dark Water (Album) Waterfront Records (2) UK 1982 Sell This Version
12TS447 Andrew Cronshaw - Till The Beasts' Returning album art Andrew Cronshaw Till The Beasts' Returning(LP, Album) Topic Records 12TS447 UK 1988 Sell This Version
TSCD447 Andrew Cronshaw - The Andrew Cronshaw CD album art Andrew Cronshaw The Andrew Cronshaw CD(CD) Topic Records TSCD447 UK 1989 Sell This Version
Andrew Cronshaw - The Language Of Snakes album art Andrew Cronshaw The Language Of Snakes (Album) Special Delivery UK 1993 Sell This Version
CV 2007 Andrew Cronshaw - On The Shoulders Of The Great Bear album art Andrew Cronshaw On The Shoulders Of The Great Bear(CD, Album) Cloud Valley Music CV 2007 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CV 2008 Andrew Cronshaw - Ochre album art Andrew Cronshaw Ochre(CD, Album) Cloud Valley Music CV 2008 UK 2004 Sell This Version
CV2009 Andrew Cronshaw - The Unbroken Surface Of Snow album art Andrew Cronshaw The Unbroken Surface Of Snow(CD, Album) Cloud Valley Music CV2009 UK 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LREP 1 Andrew Cronshaw - Cloud Valley album art Andrew Cronshaw Cloud Valley(7", EP) Trailer LREP 1 UK 1977 Sell This Version