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Christmas 2023

Bengeo, Herts
Friday 8th December
St Leonards Church, Bengeo, Hertford SG14 3JW
7.30 pm
Tickets £10 each from or 07910 822069

Holywell Christmas concerts, Oxford
Sunday 10th December
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN
Afternoon and evening concerts: 3.30 and 7.30 p.m.
Tickets on sale from Tickets Oxford or ring Tim Healey on 01865 249194

Hambledon Folk Club
Wednesday 13th December
The Youth Hut, West Street, Hambledon, Hants PO7 4RW
Tickets £12.00 (£10.00 members, £6.00 under 18s and students)
​Phone 02392 632719 or email 


Summer & Autumn 2023

Saturday 5th August
St Leonards Church, Bengeo, Hertford SG14 3JW
7.30 pm
Tickets £15 (£10 for Friends of St. Leonard’s)
phone 07910 822069
email or

Dartmoor Folk Festival
Saturday 12th August
South Zeal, Devon

Swanage Folk Festival
Saturday 9th September

Leafield Church
Friday 6th October
St Michaels Church, Leafield, Witney, Oxon OX29 9PG
7.30 pm
Tickets £15 from 

30th anniversary concert

It's 30 years since we made our first public appearance, at the Holywell Music Room in Oxford, back in May 1993.

To celebrate this anniversary we put on a concert where we were joined by former members, and friends of the band.

Magpie Lane 30th anniversary concert
Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Saturday 29th April 2023

Videos from the concert:

Swalcliffe May Day Carol

Lord Bateman

For a selection of photos from the last thirty years, have a look at our Archive.

Magpie Lane 3rd May 1993 - click to view larger image

You can watch video footage (unfortunately not of the highest quality) from our very first concert on YouTube.

Read Tim Healey's account: Magpie Lane - how it all began