A picture of Anthony Griffiths

Anthony Griffiths

Anthony is a well-known guitarist and landscape photographer. Born in Bangor, he grew up in Aberystwyth. In the 1960's Anthony became interested in Fol and Blues guitar and busked around Europe. After returning, he moved to London where he formed 'Windfall' with Paul Darby. He has played guitar, mandolin and fiddle on various albumns including Christie Hennessy, John James and Miek and Roel. He moved back to Wales in 1973 where the formed Strachan and Griffiths with Scottish guitarist Ian Strachan. He is a long-time friend and regular member of Meic Stevens' band and played on Meic's much admired albumn 'Nos Du, Nos Da'. Anthony does solo performances, TV and session work. He is an accomplished blues and ragtime player but is best known for his arrangements of Welsh and Celtic Airs. Anthony is also an acclaimed photographer, specializing in Welsh landscapes. He was joint winner of Photography at the Llanrwst National Eisteddfod in 1989 with his photograph of Cader Idris. He is occupied as a freelance illustrator, working mostly in the advertising industry after years writing and illustrating children's comics - both humourous, science fiction and romance. His interests include hill walking, mountain biking, archaeology, folk music, celtic music and literature.



Snowdonia: Myth and Image

- Anthony Griffiths