Medwyn Goodall

Medwyn is a legend in the world of music with over two million album sales to his credit.
"I have always been musical. By the age of 10 all I wanted in life was to be a musician. I taught myself to play Guitar without learning how to read or write music and by the age of 16 I booked a Recording Studio and created my first album. From that moment on I knew that is how I wanted to spend my..."
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I have always been musical. By the age of 10 all I wanted in life was to be a musician. I taught myself to play Guitar without learning how to read or write music and by the age of 16 I booked a Recording Studio and created my first album. From that moment on I knew that is how I wanted to spend my life, writing, recording and own my own studio. My career took off in 1990 with a change in style and direction with the album "Druid". Druid was based on local Cornish folklore and ancient sites with a deeply mystical Celtic flavour. The album grew into a critically acclaimed Trilogy. Always an artist that believes in creating different styles and influences, I once again developed a new style this time working with Panpipes and instruments from the Andes. The album became "Earth Healer" that was acclaimed "Album of the Year 1992". Hot on the heels of "Earth Healer" I matured the style by producing what has become a milestone in my career and a new age-instrumental landmark, the album "Medicine Woman" which gave me my first Gold Disc. In the years that followed I continued to develop entirely new styles for albums that were to become my second and third Gold Discs. "Way of the Dolphin" was a dreamy synthesiser and guitar project and "Great Spirit" was an album based on Native American Indians featuring wood flutes and earthy drum rhythms - both equally expressive and melodic. In 1997 I returned to my love of Celtic music and instruments with the album "Clan - A Celtic Journey". Clan was always planned as the first album in a Celtic trilogy. In 1998 I moved to an entirely new Recording Studio which I designed and built to my own exacting specifications. The very first album produced in the new environment was the sequel "Medicine Woman 2 - The Gift" which has achieved no. 1 position in the Top 20 New World Album charts. Returning to the sounds of Spanish Guitar and Panpipes, Andes influences, the album has already become a best seller and an album I'm personally very proud of. 1999 became the year I pushed my music into two opposite directions in entirely new and different ways. The first was "Millennium" - which was voted by New World Music customers as their favourite new release on the label that year. I have often wondered what it would be like to blend those influences of Mike Oldfield and Vangelis with my own sound and develop a new more contemporary style that bridges the gap between rock-jazz-synth-electronic and instrumental music. My music has a positive edge to it, upbeat, uplifting, inspirational, motivating, highly melodic and "Millennium" was no exception. It proved to be what is being viewed as a groundbreaking album that looks not only at where we've been, but where we could go in an optimistic way. "Comet" released the same year is the opposite of "Millennium" in that it is a fusion of classical orchestration and the latest in synth technology and spatial effects. A sound that fills your mind with awe and wonder as you journey through the stars. It is in effect the perfect companion to "Millennium" in that it allows us to pause quietly and consider the stars as our future in the next millennium. The year 2000-1 saw the release of "The Scroll" which pushed the Clan series into an ever expanding Celtic world of its own and "Essence of Magic" which was an entirely new fusion of new age and modern influences. "Timeless" was a moment of peace and reflection in my career, although I am primarily a more rhythmic and mystical writer, every once in a while it is good to touch upon a more romantic and calmer state of being. Which brings me to "Kilimanjaro" which is an album that indicates what is about to happen. Within Kilimanjaro you can hear me return to the roots that made me successful; A more acoustic, personally performed sound. From my home and studio in rural Cornwall I continue to develop and mature older styles and sequels, whilst always remaining interested in developing projects that break new ground for me. I always have and continue to write, arrange, record, and perform all the music myself. Many things can inspire me to write, but I find the seascapes of my home county to be an ever inspiring source for my music.


Medwyn is a legend in the world of music with over two million album sales to his credit. He has gained an international reputation for composing and recording quite stunning music. He is regarded as being amongst the finest multi-instrumentalist in the music industry. Amongst his credits are "Earth Healer" which was voted leading instrumental album of 1992 and the acclaimed "Druid" trilogy. His reputation was further recognised with three phenomenally successful music albums, "Way of the Dolphin" and "Great Spirit" for which he was awarded Gold Disc status with each album selling in excess of 100,000; and "Medicine Woman" which was awarded Gold, Platinum and a coveted 'Best Album Ever' award in 2002 for selling in excess of 300,000. Inspired by nature, ancient mysteries and cultures, Medwyn develops his music from his Studio in rural Cornwall. He plays over a dozen instruments and has evolved unique styles of instrumental music, which are highly melodic, expressive and inspiring. His music magically blends many acoustic instruments as in "The Scroll" and "Medicine Woman 2" although Medwyn continues to enthral us as he breaks ever-new ground with such critically acclaimed contemporary albums as "Millennium" which won the album of the year in 1999 and "Comet"; which was nominated for various prestigous awards, Medwyn never ceases to share his journey with us from the gentle tones of "Timeless" to the mystical power of Rhythm of the Ancients, he is a master of his genre.