The Magpie Arc – New Album!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our new album Glamour In The Grey is now available to pre-order ahead of the release date on the 4th of November and you can get your copy on 12″ vinyl, CD and digital download here

And you can also listen to preview track All I Planted here

There are ten new songs of folk/rock wonderfulness, with (as one reviewer has brilliantly said about one track) just the right amount of Black Sabbath!

Please feel free to shout, share, tweet, post or whatever your social media bag is about it as this album is eligible for the Official UK Folk Charts so wouldn’t it be lovely to see us at No1 for Christmas?!

Thank you for your support everyone!

TMA xx

September Gigs!

We are playing at Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham by Sea (near Brighton) on Friday the 2nd of September and then on Saturday the 3rd we are part of a fantastic line-up at the Indoor Festival of Folk at Cecil Sharp House, Camden, London along with Peter Knight (Steeleye Span) and John Spiers (Bellowhead) as their Knight/Spiers duo, Bella Hardy, Blair Dunlop, Lizzy Hardingham and Maddy Prior (Steeleye Span).

Maddy and Peter will be interviewed by Folk on Foot podcast founder Matthew Bannister and will also be performing a short set of songs together.

Ticket and further information links are here

Indoor Festival of Folk in London on the 3rd of September

Tickets are flying for our Indoor Festival of Folk at Cecil Sharp House in London on Saturday the 3rd of September.

And what a line-up it is 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.

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 here

TMA xx

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