The Imaginary String Band never existed, you just imagined they did. They play songs about apples and macroeconomics; their tunes have words and their words don’t have tunes. They play folk music from all around the world through the classic string band combination of banjo, fiddle and guitar.
Breton Marzurkas, Jigs, Waltzes, Humours from Ireland, Mysterious Welsh tunes from obscure collections, Minor Morrises, 19th century banjo pieces, English Hornpipes and darn fool ditties. A string band like this could never have
existed, but perhaps it already did?
Here’s a video of the Imaginary String Band playing at Wilsden Folk Union in West London.