Welcome to the Early Music Legend....

This blog is a close look at the life and work of one of Britain's greatest musicians and broadcasters.  As a child (ie the blogger) in the 1970s I lived in King's Road Windsor and I recall my pater would shout my name out when I was upstairs to say that Pied Piper a  BBC radio programme was on. It was concerned with music in general and was originally intended for children but soon had a wide adult audience.  It was presented by David Munrow and I would dash down the stairs to his work room (he was a civil/structural engineer and had a large draughtsman's board ) and we would listen to the programme. The good old days!! ....Anyway,  Munrow was probably the greatest populariser of early music (ie. recreations of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Music). He gave many talks, and many public performances and and was noted for his enthusiasm and his ability to communicate to the public. For a long time his records, tapes, and then CDs dominated this "niche" market. H

2022 update of the David Munrow entry in Wikipedia

F rom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia/ There is also a reference to the blogger and also a link ofcourse to this site The Early Music Legend. Jump to navigation Jump to search David Munrow Munrow playing a six-holed pipe in 1976 Background information Born 12 August 1942 Origin Birmingham , England, United Kingdom Died 15 May 1976 (aged 33) Chesham Bois , England Genres Early music Occupation(s) Musician, broadcaster Instrument(s) Recorder,  shawm ,  crumhorn ,  dulcian Years active 10 Labels EMI, Argos, Archiv David John Munrow  (12 August 1942 – 15 May 1976) was a British musician and  early music  historian. Contents 1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Death 5 Legacy 6 Selected discography 7 Music for radio, television and cinema 7.1 Radio 7.2 Television 7.3 Film 8 Awards and recognitions 9 See also 10 References 11 External links Early life and education [ edit ] Munrow was born in  Birmingham  where both his parents taught at the  University of Birmingham . His