Saturday, May 30, 2009

Arborea goes to Ireland & London- to play on the BBC

Here are a few photos from our recent trip across the pond. We were asked to play on the BBC radio 3 'World on 3' program to which we promptly said "Hell yeah!" We mixed in a visit with our good friends (more like our adopted family) in the mountains of Ireland (Wicklow County to be exact)Our trip lasted 8 days and we had a wonderful time. Some of the highlights of our trip included meeting and staying with Alan Pedder in London (editor of 'Wears the Trousers Magazine') Also, Alan took us to a phenomenal concert, Ane Brun- Have you heard of her? Check her out, you won't be sorry! Every single day of our stay with our family at the farmhouse was too short and way too fun. Ok, I guess there were no highlights, the whole trip was so fulfilling and inspiring.

In Dublin, sitting with with a likeness of Patrick Kavanagh

A hearty pint of Guinness after being caught in the rain is just the thing

Here we are at the BBC

The most enchanting place I know...

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Ireland in May

Photos by Shanti and Buck

Leaves of Life

Artwork by Hanna Tuulikki

June 23rd was the official release date for 'Leaves of Life'.

Leaves of Life is the essential collection of songs by some of today’s most creative Indie Folk musicians. This record brings together unique and contemporary artistic voices to create an evocative and stunning collaboration; with all proceeds from the sales of this record going to benefit important relief programs in Africa, and other communities in great need around the world.

Curated and produced by Buck Curran of the Alt-folk duo Arborea, Leaves of Life features 19 exclusive songs by artists Alela Diane, Devendra Banhart, Marissa Nadler and Black Hole Infinity, Fern Knight, Shanti Curran (Arborea), Rio en Medio, Larkin Grimm, Mi and L’au, Starless and Bible Black, Silver Summit, Micah Blue Smaldone, David Garland, Citay, Big Blood, Mica Jones, Eric Carbonara, Ora Cogan, Cursillistas, and Magic Leaves…along with the beautiful art work of musician Hanna Tuulikki. This project hopes to further inspire people around the world to join in vital artistic and social efforts to make a better life for all of us.

In addition the digital release of the compilation will include special bonus tracks by Jozef van Wissem, Laurent Brondel, Denise Dill, and Plains.

To purchase the cd in the U.S. please visit Darla Records

For purchasing in Europe visit here

All proceeds from the sale of this record go to the World Food Program!

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Please help us get the word out about this record compilation- every cd that sells will help!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Black Mountain Road music/film

Here is a film directed by Francesco Paulo Paladino inspired by our song 'Black Mountain Road'

Friday, May 1, 2009

Sandy Denny

Sandy Denny performs Crazy Lady Blues on the BBC 1971