Three Quarter Time CD cover - click for full size"Three Quarter Time"

Magpie Lane MLCD09

The new Magpie Lane CD "Three Quarter Time" was released in August 2017.


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"a further quintessential expression of Englishness and musical and vocal excellence...

If you want a demonstration of just how vibrant and alive and feelgood English music can be, conveying the Spirit Of The Dance while maintaining a firm and respectful grip on the traditions it upholds, then you need look no further than this exhilarating disc."
David Kidman in Living Tradition
"It's excellent...."
JonBoden @boden_jon
"Why wouldn't this be one of the best CDs to come my way this year? Beautiful as ever from Magpie Lane. Thanks, Ian Giles, Jon Fletcher, Sophie Thurman, Mat Green and Andy Turner, and your mates. This is not coming off the old laser turntable for some time”
James Fagan
The strengths of this band should be fairly obvious to all. All five are fine singers and the lead singing is well divided here; they are also all excellent instrumentalists and demonstrate a good understanding of traditional song and dance tunes. It is clear that they have given a lot of thought and time to researching their material and their arrangements.
Vic Smith, fRoots

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  1. The Dancing
  2. Push about the Jorum / The Ploughman / Salt of the Earth
  3. Belfast Mountains
  4. Sovay
  5. Cheltenham Waltz / Rout of the Blues
  6. Nobody’s Jig / Kentish Cricketers
  7. New Garden Fields
  8. Dance around the Gallows Tree
  9. Blow ye Winds
  10. The Captain and his Whiskers
  11. Lovely Elwina / Waterloo
  12. Lord Bateman
  13. One More Dance and Then / Not a Natural Dancer / Spirit of the Dance

All tracks traditional arranged Magpie Lane, except

With special guests:

Recorded and mixed 2016-17 by Jon and Colin Fletcher, at Starling Audio, Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire.

Original artwork by Linda Fraser.