From: The Magpie's Nest [events_at_themagpiesnest_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 17 April 2010 14:37
Subject: Listings: PBS6, Kirsty McGee, Nest Tour Launch, FAF, Nowt As Queer As Folk

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 The Magpie's Nest

Dear Friends

Loads of amazing shows coming up over the next month, all unmissable in fact. Check out the extraordinary 2 shows we are running in support of Folk Against Fascism at The Southbank Centre and Cecil Sharp House, The Nought As Queer As Folk poster alone has caused quite the controversy, who knows what the concert will be like. Witness it for yourself below

Please also see below for info of
Songlines Magazines launch of a Nest favourite, Jim Moray's New album


* The ultimate Old Time String Band from Portland Oregon - The Foghorn Stringband, play passing clouds on 19th May
details here :

* at a prelude to the London Guitar Festival at the South Bank , we present our own night of exquisite guitar maestros on 13th May, also at Passing Clouds

April 21st: NEC - PBS6 + Klak Tik - mixing traditional music, hiphop + more
April 28th: Old Queen's Head - Hobopop Collective - Kirsty McGee and Mat Martin
April 30th - May 9th
:: Magpie's National Tour - The Long Notes + Plaster of Paris

May 2nd: 
Southbank Centre - Folk Against Fascism - Dogan Mehmet + Boka Halat
May 3rd: Cecil Sharp House - Folk Against Fascism - Nowt As Queer As Folk: Tom Robinson, Roy Bailey, Gina Le Foux, Lou Killen, Jo Freya, Tim van Eyken, Belinda O'Hooley, Heidi Tidow, Jim Causley, Sam Lee, Stu Simpson, Newcastle Students + more
May 5th: 
NEC - Batram Brooks Weatheral

May 13th: Passing Clouds - London Guitar night - 4 virtuosos perform
May 13th: Cecil Sharp House - Folk Rising - 1st showcase of current emerging talent: Solaference, Emily Barker, Chris Sarjaent & Benedict Taylor and Steve Elston

May 19th:
Foghorn Stringband - Passing Clouds
May 23rd
: Arnold Circus 100 - Pavilion Brass Band

May 26th: 
Old Queen's Head - Fernhill + The Gentle Good
May 26th: NEC - Joe Penland and Jeff Warner

June 2nd:
NEC - Simorgh


PBS6 + Klak Tik


Apr 21 2010 - 8pm £8
New Empowering Church, 1a Westgate Street, off Hackney Mare street
London Fields, E8 3RL (look for the bunting in the air)
Buy Tickets: Here

The First London Show for this unique gig featuring the Anglo- Australian- Asian multi influenced beat machine that is PBS. A group of musicians bound by the desire to create music and tell a story alone. Genre and geography abandoned.
Welcome to PBS6, a brand new exciting project from Will Lang, best known for his percussion in folk-fusion group Mabon. Lang has recruited some of the finest musicians from the Folk and Hip-Hop worlds, both from the UK and Australia, to explore and unravel histories, identities and culture.

Klak Tik
On 14 June 2010 Klak Tik releases their debut album on Safety First Records via Cadiz/ Universal Music. Creating genre-dodging alternative/orchestral/experimental folk, Klak Tik is the brainchild of 6 Day Riot co-founder Soren Bonke, a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist hailing from the outskirts of Copenhagen. Working together with a former band-mate and a stray kiwi from their instrument-laden home in East London, and being joined by various talented cohorts to form their 8-piece live act, they expand upon sparse and tender folk tunes to produce multi-layered, pseudo-orchestral pieces of music.

Two For Joy

Kirsty McGee and Mat Martin





Last Wednesday in April - 28th


The Old Queens Head




Open Mic: 8 - 9pm



Price: £6 advance/£8 OTD



Buy Tickets: Here


A very welcome return to the Old Queen's Head by our friends from the Hobopop Collective in Manchester.Kirsty describes herself as a maker of delicate yet stubborn songs, as an instinctive traveller, and a human scrapbook. Years spent as a hitchhiker and a period of homelessness have enriched her knowledge of people and places, all whilst keeping her moving.

After spending a while building tree houses and bagging-out earth from tunnels at road protest camps Kirsty sold all her possessions and hitched to Cornwall where she lived in a beach hut and learnt to fingerpick...  


May 2nd : Club Periferique
Folk Against Fascism Concert
Dogan Mehmet, Boka Halat, Tom Paley, Thomas McCarthy

festivities from 12pm concert _at_ 5PM Free

As the afternoon winds down, settle down in the QEH's Front Room for Club Périphérique, a concert featuring very fine artists from the edge of folk, including Cypriot-British musician and singer Dogan Mehmet, English/African/Asian band Boka Halat and Irish traveller singer Thomas McCarthy.

The best part of this fantastic afternoon of fun and frolics is that it's all completely FREE!


May 3rd : Nowt As Queer As Folk


 1st Concert 2:30pm, 2nd Concert 7pm
Cecil Sharp House
2 Regents Park Road
Camden, London NW1 7AY
Roy Bailey, Tom Robinson, Lou Killen, Gina Le Faux, Jo Freya, Tim van Eyken, Belinda O'Hooley & Heidi Tidow, Jim Causley, Sam Lee, Alexis Joshua, Stu Simpson, Newcastle Uni and Special Guests

Price: £10, £15, £20

Buy Tickets: Here


The closing chapter in a week of concerts held in support of ‘Folk Against Fascism’, the organisation uniting folk artists and audiences to promote the all-inclusive principles that the folk community stands for. This concert will not only be a musical rumpus of frivolity and festivities but a point of reflection and celebration of all the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender artists performing today who have found voice through British traditional song and songwriting and the road journeyed to reach this point.

Two For Joy



The Long Notes - Plaster of Paris - Zong Zing All Stars


Apr 30th 2010
Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, DALSTON£6 advance/£8 OTD
Buy Tickets: Here


 Music Workshops _at_ Cecil Sharp House

The English Folk Dance and Song Society will be commencing another term of Singing, Banjo and Accordion workshops now in its third year of saturday mornings. An amazing opportunity to not only learn new instruments and songs but if you don't have your own instrument, EFDSS will lend you one. Term starts 17th April and more details can be found at or by emailing info_at_efdss_dot_org



 Jim Moray's new album available for free, exclusively with Songlines magazine
‘In Modern History’ is the highly anticipated 4th album by award-winning folk musician Jim Moray and is available for free, exclusively with the June issue of Songlines magazine (#68). The album includes guest appearances from the Orchestra of Opera North and Eliza Carthy. The issue also includes details of the winners of the Songlines Music Awards 2010 and comes with the regular Songlines 15-track compilation CD featuring the best new album releases and a playlist celebrating the life of Charlie Gillett.

To pre-order for just £4.95 (UK only, including P&P), click here:

full details on the website: 


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