Our Own Indoor Music Festival!

We are absolutely over the moon to announce the first Indoor Festival of Folk at Cecil Sharp House in London on Saturday the 3rd of September hosted by The Magpie Arc and the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

And what a line-up we have for it too!

A superb mix of legendary, award-winning and up and coming UK folk artists, including Peter Knight (Steeleye Span founder member) and John Spiers (Bellowhead) in their fantastic duo guise of Knight and Spiers, solo artists Bella Hardy, Blair Dunlop and Lizzy Hardingham, and a very special interview session with Maddy Prior (Steeleye Span founder member) and Peter Knight, reunited again to discuss all things folk/rock with BBC and “Folk on Foot” podcast presenter, Matthew Bannister, plus sing and play a few songs together.

And we’re playing too!

So come rain or shine there will be a day of great music, food, drink, facilities and a beautiful building to have a nice sit down in whilst enjoying it all.

Further details and tickets are available from the EFDSS here

Be quick!

TMA xx

Gigs In June!

Gigs in June and the amps are already warming up!

The band are live at the Cast in Doncaster on the 9th, the Town Hall, Biddulph on the 10th and are Sunday night headliners at the fantastic Beardy Folk Festival on the 19th.

Ticket links and further details of these and all other 2022 gigs and festivals are available here so check them out and get yourselves along.

See you soon for some brand new folk/rock music fun!

🖤🤍💙 TMA xx

Live at last!

We are very excited to announce our first gigs and festivals for 2022, kicking off with two shows at Doncaster and Biddulph, followed by a round of summer festivals, and then Manchester Folk Festival in October.

More autumn/winter gigs for this year are to be announced shortly at Bury St Edmunds, Grantham, Ropetackle and Sheffield, and we also have our own one day “indoor festival” event featuring some amazing special guests at Cecil Sharp House in London in September.

Please subscribe to all our news via the link on our homepage to keep tabs on all developments and in the meantime tickets links are available for all the announced dates from our live page here

See you somewhere out there live soon!

TMA xx

Cambridge Folk Festival 2022

We’re very delighted to announce today that we are playing the main stage at the legendary Cambridge Folk Festival on Saturday the 30th of July.

The full festival runs from the 28th to the 31st and is a fantastic family friendly event set in the city itself.

What a line-up it is this year!

You can buy tickets here

Special Christmas Offer Music Bundles!

Tuesday the 21st is the last UK Christmas post day so why not make it a folkin’ good Xmas for that special someone and say it with the gift of music?!

We have special offer CD and limited edition 10″ vinyl bundles of our three EP’s available from our Bandcamp store here so get in before noon on Tuesday and they will be off to you by first class post.

TMA xx

A Magpie Christmas!

Tomorrow is the last Bandcamp Friday before Christmas and the event where they waive all their revenue for artists that use the platform, so it’s a particularly good day for us if you buy our music and merch.

We have a small amount of our limited edition Cinnabar prints signed by Nancy Kerr available and we have special Xmas offers on CD and coloured 10″ vinyl bundles of our three EP’s, so why not show your loved ones how much you care and make it a magpie Christmas this year?!

Check out all our stuff here…

Merry Christmas all!

TMA xx

Special Xmas Offer On CD/Vinyl Bundles

It’s only 49 shopping days till Christmas so why not show your loved ones how much you care by saying it with the gift of music?

We have set up special offer discount bundles for our three EPs on CD and vinyl and you can buy these at our Bandcamp store here.

TMA xx

Three EPs Compilation Album Now Streaming!

The band are delighted to announce the release today on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and all good streaming services of a 12-song compilation album of their first three EPs, imaginatively titled “The First Three EPs”.

You can access the link to the most popular services here so dive in to your favourite for a listen and please feel free to share/follow/tweet etc. about it and save the songs to your playlists.

Of course you “old-skoolers” can still buy CD’s, downloads and vinyl etc. from our Bandcamp store here.

TMA xx

The Magpie Arc – Beardy Folk Festival – 19th June 2022

The Magpie Arc have been announced as the Sunday night headliners on the 19th of June at the Beardy Folk Festival in the beautiful parkland surroundings of Hopton Court in Shropshire.

Beardy is a fantastic three-day family-friendly festival and always sells out so if you fancy a weekend of great music and food then check out the line-up and tickets at www.beardyfolkfestival.co.uk

As well as the band, our Martin Simpson will also be performing solo on the Sunday afternoon.

TMA xx

TMA – Streaming Now!

The Magpie Arc are now on Spotify, Apple Music and all major streaming services, so please head over to your favourite one and “follow” us there.

You can helpfully click here for Spotify and here for Apple Music.

We have a special “streaming only” compilation album called “The First Three EPs” being released on the 29th of October, which funnily enough will feature all twelve songs from our first three EPs, but in the meantime our four-track EP1 is there for the next four weeks as a taster.

For you “old-schoolers” don’t forget that CD’s and Limited Edition 10″ vinyl copies of all our EP’s and other merchandise are available to buy at our Bandcamp store here.

TMA xx