Thursday, February 4, 2010

The imagined village

January saw the release of "Empire and Love", the second album from The Imagined Village. This project was started to explore the musical roots and identity as English musicians and music makers. Read more on their MySpace-page and their own site here.
On the first album, Billy Bragg, Paul Weller and Sheila Chandra participated, while the band now is Andy Gangadeen (Drums), Eliza Carthy (Fiddles, Viola, Voice), Martin Carthy (Guitar, Voice), Simon Emmerson (Cittern, Guitars), Simon Richmond (Keyboards, Electronica), Ali Friend (Bass), Sheema Mukherjee (Sitar, Voice), Chris Wood (Fiddles, Viola, Voice), Barney Morse Brown (Cello) & Johnny Kalsi (Percussion, Dhol, Tabla).
Jackie Oates is guesting on "The Lark in the Morning".
Both albums may be checked out on Spotify, and please note Eliza Carthy´s great Ewan McColl song "Space Girl", and Martin Carthy´s version of i Slade´s “Cum On Feel The Noize”!
While you are on Spotify, listen to Peggy Seeger´s "Space Girl's Song" too.

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