Glamour In The Grey In The Official UK Album Charts!

Thank you so much to everyone who has bought our new album Glamour In the Grey since sales opened last month, it has made it into the Top 50 of the Official UK Independent Album Chart on it’s first week of release at Number 42!

What a lovely sight this is – https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/independent-albums-chart/

On top of that, we have come in at two places above a young band of hopefuls by the name of Pink Floyd.

If you are intending to buy the album then it would be very handy for us if that was before the 24th of November when it will further count towards the current placing and hopefully get us even higher up.

It all sounds very grand we know, but it is excellent PR for a band!

You can hear preview song Pans of Biscuits and get the album now at themagpiearc.com on CD, vinyl and digital download.

Thank you again everyone, you are all completely wonderful!

TMA xxx

Sheffield Christmas Gig with Kerr/Fagan and Maddy Prior!

The Magpie Arc will be playing a hometown Christmas gig on Thursday the 15th of December at Firth Hall, Sheffield with support from Nancy Kerr and James Fagan plus very special guest, the legendary Maddy Prior from Steeleye Span.

Tickets and further information are available now from https://performancevenues.group.shef.ac.uk/event/the-magpie-arc/ so come and join us for some Christmas songs and seasonal fun!

And if you’re still to do so then don’t forget to order your copy of our new album Glamour In The Grey so you can sing along to all the new songs as well!

You can buy it now at themagpiearc.com/shop

TMA xxx

Glamour In The Grey – Now Available Worldwide

Glamour In The Grey – International Orders Are Now Open!!!

Thank you to all of our overseas fans for your patience whilst we sorted out the International sales channel for our new Glamour In The Grey album.

That is now done and you can order it on CD or 12″ Vinyl from Bandcamp worldwide right this minute, right here – themagpiearc.bandcamp.com/merch

Please note that this is for OVERSEAS ORDERS ONLY and all UK CD and vinyl sales are still via themagpiearc.com

Thank you everyone and we hope you love it.

TMA xx

New Album Out Tomorrow!

Glamour In The Grey is out tomorrow and as it’s Bandcamp Friday, which is the day that they waive all their revenue from artists who use the platform for sales, if you are still planning to buy the digital download then it would be fantastic for us if you could hold off until morning and go for it then at our Bandcamp site here.

The album is eligible for the Official UK Folk Chart, downloads count towards that and there’s a good chance that we’ll make it in, so all support is very, very welcome.

If you’re still to buy the album on CD or 12″ vinyl then you don’t need to hang about and can buy it now at themagpiearc.com and also hear our new song Pans of Biscuits whilst you’re at it.

Thank you for your support everyone, you’ve been wonderful!

TMA xx

New Album Release Week!

It’s new album release week and our first full-length album Glamour In The Grey is out this Friday the 4th of November.

We have Nancy Kerr folk/rock belters with “just the right amount of Black Sabbath” according to one reviewer, plus a wonderful version of the wintry Mike Waterson song Jack Frost, our “The Band’esque” version of American traditional song Pans of Biscuits, Findlay Napier’s kiss-off to an ex with Don’t Leave The Door Open (or is it about Scottish independence?) and more.

You can hear Pans of Biscuits and pre-order the album now on CD or 12″ vinyl at themagpiearc.com or listen to it and pre-order the digital download on Bandcamp here.

And get this, the album is eligible for the UK Folk Chart so if you wonderful people were thinking of buying it then between now and the 24th of November would be a very helpful time for us.

Love,

TMA xx

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