Darren Hayman - Thankful Villages Volume 2

Thankful Villages Volume 2

Darren Hayman

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 18 tracks 19.99
CD Album 18 tracks 9.99

Description

Darren Hayman - Thankful Villages Volume 2

Following the success of Thankful Villages Volume 1, English songwriter and former Hefner frontman Darren Hayman continues his journey around the United Kingdom’s 54 Thankful Villages. A Thankful Village is a village where every soldier returned alive from WWI.

An ongoing and hugely ambitious folk project, Thankful Villages is only partially concerned with the war itself: moreover it is a celebration of British rural life. Darren pulls together first person interviews, folk tales and songs, field recordings and his own personal experiences to create a vast patchwork depicting community, history and legend.

Thankful Villages Volume 2 is less an album but something akin to an arcane musical radio documentary. Themes of “the river” and “death” weave their way through these eighteen villages. A centuries-old drowning is uncovered in “Arkholme” on bonfire night. Dennis, the river man, tells us of a tragedy on the Weir in “Cromwell”. Judy Dyble, the original singer of folk legends Fairport Convention, joins Darren in the village of “Upper Slaughter” and sings a lyric about the generations flowing like water through the village.

Darren uncovers two WWII air disasters in “Woodend” and “Wrigsley”, where he records in the abandoned control tower at the airfield, the so-called cemetery of lights. Perhaps the most shocking and miraculous of tales is found in “Flixborough” where in 1974 the local plastics factory exploded, killing everyone inside but nobody in the lucky village. Derek and his son tell us the story of finding each other amongst shards of glass.

Glimpses of light shine through the darkness; a sunny day of wild swimming in “Telisford”, a village fete with bell ringing in “East Norton” and a tale of a grateful Belgian Refugee in “Norton Le Clay”.

Please note that the displayed artwork is for the CD release; the vinyl artwork can be found below:

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (RIVERTONE9LP)
  1. Darren Hayman - Cundall
  2. Darren Hayman - Norton Le Clay
  3. Darren Hayman - Flixborough
  4. Darren Hayman - Chantry
  5. Darren Hayman - Tellisford
  6. Darren Hayman - Woolley
  7. Darren Hayman - Shapwick
  8. Darren Hayman - Cromwell
  9. Darren Hayman - Wigsley
  10. Darren Hayman - East Norton
  11. Darren Hayman - Maplebeck
  12. Darren Hayman - Stretton En Le Field
  13. Darren Hayman - Nether Kellet
  14. Darren Hayman - Arkholme
  15. Darren Hayman - Colwinston
  16. Darren Hayman - Upper Slaughter
  17. Darren Hayman - Woodend
  18. Darren Hayman - Coln Rogers
CD Album (RIVERTONE9CD)
  1. Darren Hayman - Cundall
  2. Darren Hayman - Norton Le Clay
  3. Darren Hayman - Flixborough
  4. Darren Hayman - Chantry
  5. Darren Hayman - Tellisford
  6. Darren Hayman - Woolley
  7. Darren Hayman - Shapwick
  8. Darren Hayman - Cromwell
  9. Darren Hayman - Wigsley
  10. Darren Hayman - East Norton
  11. Darren Hayman - Maplebeck
  12. Darren Hayman - Stretton En Le Field
  13. Darren Hayman - Nether Kellet
  14. Darren Hayman - Arkholme
  15. Darren Hayman - Colwinston
  16. Darren Hayman - Upper Slaughter
  17. Darren Hayman - Woodend
  18. Darren Hayman - Coln Rogers

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