Magpie Lane 25th anniversary celebrations, 2018

Welcome the May posterTwenty five years of Magpie Lane

2018 is the band's 25th anniversary: we released our first album 'The Oxford Ramble' - the brainchild of folk entrepreneur and all round good egg Tim Healey - in April 1993, and played our first ever gig on 3rd May.

The centrepiece for our celebrations was a 25th anniversary Maytime concert at the Holywell Music Room in Oxford.

Photos from the gig

We also appeared at Sidmouth Folk Week, have a number of folk club gigs and - of course - will be back at the Holywell for Christmas.

See News and Gigs for full details.

The 25th CD coverAnd to celebrate not only the band’s twenty-fifth anniversary, but also 25 years of annual Christmas concerts at the Holywell Music Room, there's a new Christmas-themed CD - The 25th - due for release at the start of December.

The 25th - more information


Magpie Lane Archive

For a selection of photos from the last twenty five 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