Magpie Lane 20th anniversary celebrations, 2013

Twenty years of Magpie Lane

Yes it really is that long ago since we recorded our first album 'The Oxford Ramble', the brainchild of folk entrepreneur and all round good egg Tim Healey. Twenty years on and eight well-received albums later, the group has had a few changes of personnel, but is still going strong.

Twenty years almost to the day, to mark the anniversary of our first ever gig, we are returning to the Holywell Music Room in Oxford where, along with the current line up, we will be joined by previous members of the band for a May Eve extravaganza on 30th April 2013. Helping us with the festivities will be other very special guests, and all the signs are that this will be a truly memorable evening.

May we take this opportunity to offer our thanks to all the wonderful people who have supported and encouraged us over the last twenty years.

Folk club, festival and concert organisers: why not join in the 20th anniversary celebrations, and book us for your event?

For all enquiries, please contact Mat & Jackie Green on 01993 850760 or

Magpie Lane Archive

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

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