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Three Quarter Time CD coverNew CD "Three Quarter Time" coming soon

Magpie Lane's ninth CD will be available in May.

Tracks include current live favourites including 'The Dancing','Dance around the Gallows Tree','The Captain and his Whiskers' and the 'One More Dance and Then' tune set. The CD features guest appearances by various friends of the band, including Jackie Oates, John Spiers and Paul Sartin.

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The Robber Bird CD coverPrevious CD "The Robber Bird"

The most recent Magpie Lane CD "The Robber Bird" was released in December 2011

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Club, concert and festival gigs 2017

Percy Manning centenaryFriday 24th March - Percy Manning centenary concert
with Headington Quarry Morris Dancers

St Andrew’s Church, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UG
8 p.m.

This event recreated a seminal concert given by Percy Manning in March 1899 where he celebrated the revival of morris dancing by the traditional Headington Quarry Morris Dancers, and presented their dances alongside a selection of local and nationally knpown folk songs. The concert was one of a number of events taking place in Oxford to celebrate the centenary of Manning's death. It featured Magpie Lane alongside the current side of Headington Quarry Morris Dancers.

Full details on the Folk in Oxford website: Percy Manning centenary concert

Report of the original concert from Jackson’s Oxford Journal, 18th March 1899

Welcome the May posterSunday 30th April - Holywell May Eve concert
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN
Afternoon concert: 2.30 - 4.30
Promoted in association with www.maymorning.co.uk
Tickets from https://www.ticketsoxford.com/whats-on/all-shows/welcome-the-may/4734
Or ring Tim Healey on 01865 249194

Please note change to details originally advertised - afternoon concert only


Saturday 30th September - Folk At The Fold
'The Cart House', The Fold , Bransford, Worcestershire WR6 5JB
www.ericpaynefolksongs.co.uk/thefold.html


Wednesday 13th December - Hambledon Folk Club

Hambledon, Hampshire
www.hambledon-hants.com/HFC/Hambledon%20Folk%20Club.htm


Saturday 16th December - Grayshott Folk Club

Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott, near Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6TZ
www.grayshottfolkclub.co.uk


Sunday 17th December - Holywell Christmas concerts

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

 

Christmas concerts 2016

Friday 9th December - Guildford Institute Folk Club
The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, off North Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH
www.musici.club/musici.htm#magpie

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

Club, concert and festival gigs 2016

Saturday 21st May - Spelsbury Memorial Hall
Concert in aid of the Friends of All Saints Church, Spelsbury
Spelsbury Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Spelsbury OX7 3JR (between Charlbury and Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire)
https://guestlistapp.com/events/416955

Saturday 11th June - The Venue, Ross-on-Wye
Concert in aid of Ross for Refugees
The Venue, Crofts Lane, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7AB
www.ticketsource.co.uk/rossforrefugees

Sunday 19th June - Teignmouth Folk Festival
Teignmouth, Devon
www.teignmouthfolk.co.uk


Thursday 14th July - Towcester Mill Brewery
Towcester Mill Brewery, Towcester Mill, Chantry Lane, Towcester NN12 6AD
www.towcestermillbrewery.co.uk
7.45 p.m.
Tickets from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/365315

Sunday 9th October - Abbots Langley Winter Acoustic Concerts
Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire
3 p.m.
www.oldtimetim.com/alwac.htm


Monday 24th October - Grand Union Folk Club
Soar Bridge Inn, Barrow upon Soar, near Loughborough LE12 8PN
guf.org.uk