Pay What You Want Burns Nicht Single!

It’s Burns Nicht, and to celebrate we are making our version of Rabbie’s “Ae Fond Kiss” available as a “pay what you want” download with every penny of proceeds going to the Royal Society For The Protection of Birds, a cause very dear to the band.

You can have it for free, pay as much or as little as you like, or even gift it to someone else, but whatever you do it would be much appreciated if you could at the very least share this round your social media and let’s see what we can raise for the birds!

Download Ae Fond Kiss here –

Thank you everyone!

TMA xx πŸ–€πŸ€πŸ’œ

CD and Vinyl Orders

Thank you to all our international fans for your patience with deliveries of CD’s and albums.

Two weeks ago the Royal Mail had to suspend all international deliveries until further notice due to a massive cyber attack, which on top of the backlog from strike action in November and December has meant extreme delays with international mail.

If you’re waiting on a delivery rest assured our distributors will have all orders sent to you as soon as they possibly can and thank you again for being so understanding.

Please note that UK orders are not affected and are being sent out normally.

As ever you can find all our music on CD, vinyl and download at including new album Glamour In The Grey and our newly reissued First Three EP’s multipack.

And you can listen to our new album preview track All I Planted here to “try before you buy”.

Thank you for all your support everyone, it’s always hugely appreciated.Β 

TMA xx πŸ–€πŸ€πŸ’œ

Welcome To All New Subscribers and Followers!

Thank you to all the new subscribers and social media followers who have joined us since our Mark Radcliffe live session on BBC Radio 2 last week.

If you didn’t hear it at the time you can catch up with it any time over the next few weeks at

Folk/Rock supergroup indeed!!!


A quick music recap for all new fans…..

UK buyers can get our Top 10 UK chart album Glamour In The Grey and our first three EP’s multi-pack from on CD and vinyl. And you can also buy them worldwide on Bandcamp on download here.

International buyers can also get Glamour and the 3 EP’s on the above Bandcamp link on CD and vinyl.

Our website is the best source for all band news and you can sign up to our mailing list on the homepage here where we’ll keep you posted straight to your desktop.

For our vaguely funny stuff please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the links at the bottom of our homepage too. We do like to have fun.

Next up are gigs in Newcastle and Cambridge next month so do come along if you’re in the vicinity and hear why reviewers are referencing “Led Zepellin riffs” and “just the right amount of Black Sabbath for folk/rock”.

As ever thank you for your support everyone!

TMA xx

It’s The First Three EP’s Multi-Pack Reissue Day!

Happy Wassailing Day Everyone!

Today is the official reissue release day for the CD, 10″ coloured vinyl and download multi-packs of our The First Three EP’s collection.

If you’re still to catch up on our first music releases then these were three 4-track EP’s that we released individually over the strange year that was 2020 and which you can now buy in one multi-package at

This is eligible for the UK Official Folk Chart so now would be a wonderful time for us if you were to buy it.

You can also hear preview tracks for each individual EP on Bandcamp here.

And of course you can hear the preview track All I Planted from our new Official UK Folk chart top 10 album Glamour In the Grey and see all the CD, vinyl and download buying options for that at if you’ve still to get a copy.

As ever thank you for all your wonderful support!

TMA xx πŸ–€ 🀍 πŸ’œ

Missed The Last Christmas Post?!

With all the UK mail upheaval and us now being past the last posting day for Christmas you can still buy music downloads as gifts on Bandcamp and send them via email.

Just go to our Bandcamp site here where you can buy the new album Glamour In the Grey and The First Three EP’s bundle.

Look for the “Send as Gift” icon and you can checkout as a guest so there’s no account set-up required for either you or the recipient, plus the download can be synced with iTunes or whatever music player app is used.

Perfect for a late Christmas present!

TMA xx

Last day For Christmas Orders!

Why not make it a folk/rock Christmas?

Today is the last UK ordering day for all The Magpie Arc music and merchandise for Christmas delivery so if you’d like to order a copy of new album Glamour in the Grey on CD or 12″ vinyl or order our First Three EP’s bundle on CD and 10″ coloured vinyl then now’s the time!

You can see all the buying options at

The actual last UK first class posting date for Christmas is tomorrow and our distributor will be working up until close of business then, but with a growing mail backlog ordering sooner rather than later is recommended.

Thank you all again for your support in making Glamour In The Grey an Official UK Chart number 9 album everyone, all new orders count towards chart placings so how high could it go?

TMA xx πŸ–€πŸ’œ

We’re In The Official UK Charts!

We are absolutely over the moon at the announcement that our new album Glamour In the Grey entered the Official UK Folk Album Chart at Number 9 so β€œthank you” to everyone who bought a copy and helped put us there!Β 

For anyone still to get it you can hear preview song All I Planted by Nancy Kerr and see all the buying options on CD, 12″ vinyl and digital download here at Β 
And if any of you who bought it don’t know about our previous three four-song EP releases that we put out during the lockdowns you can complete your collection and get these on CD, 10″ coloured vinyl and digital download as a whole bundle here at

Or why not make it a folk/rock Christmas and buy some music for that significant folk-loving someone? Β Β 

You can sign up to our mailing list for band news at our homepage here or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

And please feel free to share, retweet, mention or just tell your friends about us, as word getting around, and as a new band we’re only just scratching the surface.

Thank you again everyone!

TMA xx πŸ–€πŸ€πŸ’œ

Christmas Bandcamp Friday

It’s the last Bandcamp Friday before Christmas and it’s an excellent time to support artists who sell on it and buy directly from them as the site waives it’s revenue and so we all make a little bit more money from sales.

We’re there, as are band-members Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr and Findlay Napier plus superb musical mates such as Jon Boden, Spiers and Boden, Blair Dunlop, the absolutely outstanding new folk talent Lizzy Hardingham and many, many others, so do check them out.

For all our music digital downloads and international CD and vinyl orders were there at and for UK CD and vinyl orders we’re here at

Get your Xmas music shopping started today!

TMA xx πŸ–€ 🀍 πŸ’œ

In The UK Charts and Christmas Gig With Maddy Prior!

Tomorrow is the final counting day for the UK Official Folk Chart and we’ve had a whisper that we’re in there, so if you were thinking of buying our new album Glamour In The Grey then now would be a very good time to do so and help us get nearer to Number 1.

You can buy it at on CD, 12″ Vinyl and Digital Download where you can also hear the epic new Nancy Kerr song All I Planted.

Sounds a bit grand we know but chart placings are excellent (and free!) PR for bands…….and every little bit helps these days.

Also, we’re playing a Christmas show at Firth Hall in Sheffield on Thursday the 15th of December where we’ll be joined by a very special guest, folk/rock legend Maddy Prior of Steeleye Span.

Maddy will be playing a set with Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, then joining the band in our set for a few songs and we’re rather excited about this to say the least!

Tickets for the gig are available now at but are selling fast so don’t miss out if you fancy going.

Thank you for your wonderful support everyone, it’s always, always appreciated.

TMA xx πŸ–€πŸ’œ

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 –

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 on CD, vinyl and digital download.

Thank you again everyone, you are all completely wonderful!

TMA xxx