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Welcome to the website for atmospheric world music fusion group The Rain Garden.
The Rain Garden began in 1985 when multi-instrumentalists Chris Conway and Carl Peberdy were introduced by their sitar teacher Dharamvir Singh. Sharing interests in Indian, Celtic, Balkan and other world musics they formed a duo and toured the UK, combining world music influences with improvisation. Other musicians joined the group which then had a floating line-up.

The Rain Garden have released six albums, each featuring rich instrumentation, innovative arrangements and improvisation. In recent years Chris and Carl have been pursuing other projects and although Carl has recorded on some of Chris's albums and they have performed live together, their new album, India, is their first album for 10 years.

The Rai
n Garden are...
Chris Conway - keyboards, 9 string guitars, tin & low whistles, kalimba, vocals
Carl Peberdy - sitar, tabla, vocals, whistles, percussion

The Rain Garden extended family includes...
Mary Browne - vocals, percussion
Sudhe Kheterpal - percussion
Dave Everitt - double bass, guitar
Simon Styring - electric guitar
Lester Moses - soprano saxophone, flute
Andy Nicholls - tenor saxophone
Renuka Russell - shakuhachi

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Ritual Of The Sky People
Cosmic Engineers
The Rain Garden Back Of Beyond
The Rain Garden - In Another Sphere
Closer To The Flame
Practical Candle Magic
Back Of Beyond
In Another Sphere


Chris Conway
Chris Conway
is active in many genres of music – Celtic, world music, electronic, jazz fusion, singer-songwriter and more. His connection with Indian music began when he studied the sitar in the 80s. He has been in Indo-jazz band Jazz Orient (also known as Re-Orient) for 18 years with sitar master Baluji Shrivastav with whom he has recorded 6 albums. He has also worked with violin maestro Dr L. Subramanium, tabla fusionist Talvin Singh and toured with the Pushkala Gopal & Unnikrishnan dance company.

Carl Peberdy
Carl Peberdy
studied sitar under Dharamvir Singh, and classical Indian vocal from Kumar Shaswat, Sanchita Pal and Pandit Ajay Pohankar, and studied at Dartington College of Arts and the Birmingham Conservatoire (Bmus Raga Sangeet). Has regularly performed both as a solo sitar player and with traditional Indian dance ensembles, devotional groups and many fusion ensembles. He has also designed and constructed his own unique stringed instruments.

The Rain Garden - Carl Peberdy, Chris Conway - Oblong Studios, Leicester - March 2009
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The Rain Garden - Carl Peberdy, Chris Conway, Dave Everitt

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The Rain Garden - 1993 - Carl Peberdy, Chris Conway, Mary Browne, Sudha Kheterpal

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The Rain Garden - 1991 - Carl Peberdy, Chris Conway, Mary Browne,

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