Please see below for listings of shows coming up from the Magpie's Nest family...
Plaster of Paris
Donnie Scott and Robin Gillan
Wednesday 25th February
The Old Queen's Head
7:30pm - 11pm, £5
Representing the New Folk, experience Molly of Plaster of Paris' vocal agility and subtlety,
with an array of wonderful instruments and sublime backing on guitar. Another chance to
catch the band for those who missed their performance at Cargo before Christmas.
Shoring up the trad element are Donnie Scott and Robin Gillan, vintage and veteran
musicians and finger picking extrordinaires, with an array of quality instrumental and vocal
Wednesday 25th March
The Old Queen's Head
7:30pm -11pm, £6 adv, £7 OTD
To introduce the Opening night of Folklahoma, two supreme beacons of folk.
Louis Killen hailing from Newcastle is the grand master, grandfather and veritable
god of the art-form and has been for almost 50 years. He simply spellbinds listeners
with a voice and musicianship that transports you from whaling boats to lone prairies
back to the streets of his native town. Louis is surely the singerís singer, not often
performing in London, this promises to be a rare treat. Kraussí songs whisper a darker
more avant-garde dialect of mystery and intrigue, a unique visionary with subtle power.
Georges Day Special
Thursday 23rd April 2009 £10
Cecil Sharp House
Folklahoma, the EFDSS and fRoots presents a celebratory gig at Cecil Sharp House
on St George's Day, 23rd April. It showcases some of the great English folk artists now
emerging from outside the established folk scene - Ian King, Nancy Wallace, Mary Epworth
and Olivia Chaney Ė all of whom will be amongst the subjects of a cover feature on the May
issue of fRoots magazine published on the same day.
Ian King is, for example, looked after by Bobby Marshall (manager of Asian
Dub Foundation), produced by Adrian Sherwood and has Little Axe's Skip McDonald in his
sometime band - playing English traditional songs with a brass section. Shirley Collins is a big
fan. Nancy Wallace has a new solo CD and is on leave from being singer with The Memory
Band. Mary Epworth was considered by many to have been one of the hits of the South
Bank's Sandy Denny tribute last December and her single "Saddle Song" caused quite a stir.
Also on the
bill will be storyteller Debs Newbold, Suffolk Howler Mummers, the C# House
a brawl in the bar and much more. It starts at 7.30 pm and costs a very modest £10.