CV John MOLINEUX
musician ~ story-teller
1947 Born in Los Angeles, California
1950 Family moved to England
Instrument – making
1972 – 74 Training : Newark School of Violin Making.
Pass with distinction.
Music and Story-telling
1963 Met traditional music through Folk Clubs.
1965 Started giving concerts, solo and in groups.
1976 Moved to Brittany
1978 LP « Douce-Amère » : traditional songs and instrumentals
(mostly with Appalachian Dulcimers).
1978 – 82 Member of the JOHN RENBOURN GROUP (vocals, dulcimers, violin,
mandolin). Tours + 3 LPs with the group.
since 1978 Solo concert tours: U.S.A., Germany, Ireland, England,
Italy, Hungary and France.
1985 LP « Spice of Life » : personal and traditional tunes and songs
(with Dan ar Bras, the Josquin des Prés.Quartet etc.)
since 1996 Tours throughout France with the story-teller Alain Le Goff
for the story and music show ‘‘Baleines, baleines’’
2000 Creation of « LEGENDARY AIRS », a solo show of ‘Stories told by Music itself’ (for all, recommended min. 7 yrs ).
CD, compilation of «Douce-Amère» + «Spice » (Kerig KCD185) : awarded « BRAVO » label from Trad Magazine.
2002 Creation of « WOLF ? » : a one man show, where the wolf is revealed through stories, with some music (for all, rec. min. 7 yrs ).
The French Musical Press
~ a few extracts
~ ‘‘a musician of rare finesse, who never lets himself be blinded by superficial
~ ‘‘ John Molineux is certainly one of the very best players of the Appalachian
dulcimer of the present moment ’’
~ ‘‘ Guided by John’s warm and beautiful voice, we enter a calm and peaceful world
where, by his wish, all violence is banished ’’
~ ‘‘ He opposes the great and powerful of this world, and their institutions,
with the strength of love for children, women, friends ….
John is a tremendous instrumentalist…. ’’
~ ‘‘ …. above all, it’s through his music that you can feel his natural
affection for people…. ’’
Reviews by: Marc ROBINE, Jacques VASSAL, Jean THEFAINE
( Rock and Folk, Ouest France, Courants d’Airs …)