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Three Quarter Time CD coverNew CD "Three Quarter Time" out now

Magpie Lane's ninth CD was released in August 2017.

Tracks include current live favourites such as '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.

more details, and how to order the CD

"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

 

2018

Maytime concert poster - click for full size versionSunday 29th April - 25th anniversary Maytime concert
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN
Sunday afternoon concert, 2.30 p.m.
Tickets on sale from Tickets Oxford, or ring Tim Healey on 01865 249194


Saturday 4th August - Sidmouth FolkWeek

Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth, Devon
"To Every Thing A Season"
Songs of love, dancing, drink and death - a favourite selection from Magpie Lane's repertoire as the band celebrates 25 years together.
sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk

 

Christmas concerts 2018

Saturday 8th December - Royal Traditions, Dungworth
Royal Hotel, Main Road, Dungworth, Sheffield S6 6HF
www.soundpost.org.uk/royal-traditions


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