The release of The Imagined Village marked one of the most ambitious reinventions of the English folk tradition. Simon Emmerson, Martin and Eliza Carthy and the team have built on the success of the first album with the follow up "Empire and Love" to be released on ECC Records.

It will be released on 11 January 2010 prior to a major UK tour. Find all about the new album, the new record lable and live shows at the new website