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7th January @ 8:15 pm - 11:00 pm£13 (Members £11.00)
Magpie Lane is a five-piece folk band from Oxford, specialising in traditional English songs and dance tunes. They combine powerful vocals with vigorous dance tunes, performing inventive arrangements on acoustic instruments.
Ian is lead singer and frontman for the band. His voice is amongst the finest on the folk scene: warm and mellow, but with great power when required. A veteran of many folk club gigs and pub sessions, Ian is equally at home with a lyrical ballad, or leading a lusty chorus song. On the instrumental front, he adds tabor, side drum, tambourine, bodhran and, on occasion, hurdy-gurdy.
‘The fact that each member is not only a fine singer but also an instrumentalist in many ways makes the band quite unique. We have been scratching our heads trying to think of another English act which is able to offer the same standard of performance!’
-Alan & Maggie, The Barn in Baston
If you want a demonstration of just how vibrant and alive and feelgood English music can be, then this is a must.