DARREN HAYMAN THANKFUL VILLAGES VOLUME 1 LP VINYL NEW
St. Michael, South Elmham
Darren Hayman releases his enthralling and ambitious new album 'Thankful Villages' via Rivertones. A Thankful Village is a village in Britain where every soldier returned alive from World War I.
The writer, journalist and educator Arthur Mee coined the term 'Thankful Village' in his series of guidebooks, The King's England in the 1930s. Darren Hayman visited each of the 54 Thankful Villages and, focussing on village life, made a piece of music and a short film for everyone.
ome take the form of instrumentals inspired by the location, some are interviews with village residents set to music, others are new songs with lyrics or found local traditional songs.
This is the first (of three) volume of the project and contains the first 18 villages that Darren visited during 2014/15.
Rich in history and community, Thankful Villages is a further chapter in Darren's journey through the country underbelly. Recent records include laments for lost Lidos, re-imagined 19th Century political chants and a tale of terror set in during the English Civil Wars.
12Ã¢â‚¬Â LP Vinyl.