The Incredible String Band were a Scottish Band that formed in 1965. They played at Woodstock festival and produced hippy influenced folk albums until 1974 though reforming twice years on.
Wheels Of Fortune with John Renbourn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84fATDH0fsM
Ye Banks and Braes by Robert Burns and sung by Robin Williamson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJONPQxkwTw
Years back, I attended a bardic evening with Robin Williamson who sang, played, and recited Scottish and Irish lore for a small but appreciate audience in Eugene. It was the first time I’d ever heard anything like it and was amazed by the presence of the bard.
Robin [raised in Edinburgh], is a “Scottish multi-instrumentalist musician, singer, songwriter and storyteller, who first made his name as a founder member of The Incredible String Band. Between 1966 and 1974 the Incredible String Band, based around the duo of Williamson and Heron, released some 13 albums, becoming in the UK one of the most popular, best-loved and influential groups of the era. The group also included Williamson’s sometime girlfriend Licorice McKechnie.” http://forum.handsupfortrad.co.uk/discussion/8544/incredible-string-band-co-founder-robin-williamson-in-milngavie-8th-november-08-only-scottish-solo
Clive Palmer: “Born in Edmonton, N London, Palmer first went on stage at the age of 8, and took bango lessons from the age of 10. Around 1957 he began playing with jazz bands in Soho. He began busking In Paris in 1959–60, before moving to Edinburgh in late 1962. By now a virtuoso banjo player, he teamed up as a duo with singer and guitarist Robin Williamson in 1963, playing traditional and bluegrass songs. Billed as Robin and Clive they played in Scotland in 1964 [St Andrews Folk Club] and further gigs with ISB including Dundee Folk Club 30 March ’66 besides Glasgow and again in Dundee later in the year as ISB. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Palmer_(musician)
Heron was born in Edinburgh and attended Edinburgh University before leaving to start training as an accountant. He played in R&B and pop bands in Edinburgh, including The Saracens, and in late 1965 successfully auditioned to join a new trio, The Incredible String Band with Robin Williamson and Clive Palmer. Heron has said that “It was an exploring era in the Sixties and people were rebelling from the boring pop stuff into folk and blues and world music. You couldn’t sit down and listen to Buddy Holly and pass the joint around. So we tried to make the kind of music we felt was missing from our lives, that fitted with the hippy lifestyle.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Heron
ISB: They became the Incredible String Band in 1965 when they decided to develop their sound and their own writing talents, and added a third member, Clive Palmer. In the early days of the band, they supported Tom Paxton and Judy Collins at Albert Hall, London, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Ulster Hall, Befast, and Birmingham Town Hall on a November 1966 tour and did a 1967 gig with the Pink Floyd and two other groups at “Sunday at the Saville Theatre.
“Together they broke from the folk club beginnings they shared with other emerging artists such as Bert Jansch, John Martyn, Davey Graham and Billy Connolly to pioneer an eclectic “world music” approach.” http://www.mikeheron.co.uk/bio.html http://www.makingtime.co.uk/beglad/heronmemories.htm