From: The Magpie's Nest [info_at_themagpiesnest_dot_co_dot_uk]

Sent: 07 February 2011 18:04

Subject: 2011 at The Magpie's Nest : The music starts here


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Dear Magpie's Nest Mailing List

Well  2011 has set off on a cracking start for us at the Nest and we want to share the love with you all...

Tonight we hand on our crown as BBC Folk Club of the year to 2011's new torch bearer, thanks Auntie for letting us wear that one! We promise our head hasn't swollen from wearing it so long. Loads coming up this month including our now confirmed exclusive hosting of THE IMAGINED VILLAGE at Cecil Sharp House on March 1st. Also confirmed, a lovely stage at the Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival and some other exclusives we won't overwhelm you with just yet!
Oh and you'll be pleased to know that the Nest's Sam Lee was the proud winner of The Arts Foudnation Award for Folk Music last week. Champers all round (in tankards of course)!

See you soon


The Magpie's N'est!

Feb 8th Hootenany Hoedown feat. Aaron Jonah lewis and The Wagon Tales

Feb 10th Ruth Theodore & Katy Karr _at_ Passing Clouds

Feb 16th Twisted Folk Postponed untill April 3rd
Feb 18th
Skaidi _at_ Kings Place
Feb 18th Acoustic Sound Clash _at_ Rich Mix feat: Sam Lee, BO Band, Cocos Lovers, The Wagon Tales,
The Last Weds Feb 23rd Rachel Sermanni & Whiskey Moon Face _at_ The Old Queens Head
March 1st Imagined Village _at_ Cecil Sharp House
March 10th Folk Rising feat: Cath & Phil Tyler, Jenny McCormick, Samuel Brookes & The Hut People
The Last Weds March 30th Fribo & Tank and Trumpet _at_ The OQH
April 13th Folk Rising feat: Gilmore Roberts, Straw Bear Band, The Hand & Cosmicorus
The last Weds April 27th The Hand _at_ The OQH
May 1st Camden Crawl _at_ The Abbey Tavern



Hootananny Hoedown ft. Aaron Jonah Lewis + The Wagon Tales
Hootenanny, Brixton, 95 Effra Road : 8pm : Free

Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, Dalston : 8pm : 5 / 7

18th February : Kingsplace, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG
9.50 : 8pm

A special visit over from Norway, Jazz bassist Steinar Raknes and traditional yoiker Inga Juuso have created music that calms the icy plateau wind and makes the dark winter months seem snug and beautiful. In the duo Skaidi, Steinar Raknes and Inga Juuso tear jazz and yoik from their respective traditions and create a new, unrefined expression that transcends both traditions. For ten years these two artists have performed together in various ensembles, they have reciprocally influenced each other and developed a unique musical energy and communicative ability. The result is a distinctive musical landscape in which yoik and bass share equal pride of place.


Rachel Sermanni + Whiskey Moon Face

23rd February : Old Queens Head 44 Essex Rd N1 8LN
6 / 8 : 8pm


A night of wonderwomen; fresh from her major launch at Celtic Connections Scotland's rising star Rachel Sermanni is in town for interviews and radio glamour but is taking time out to wow us with her ethereal and most illustrious songwriting. Sharing the stage of The Old Queen's Head comes Hackney's most freespirited and ethereal of songtresses. Louisa Jones and Whiskey moon head create a whirlwind of klezmer tinged, folk infused dervishes. 'Open Mic' also abounds come early!

The Imagined Village + Duotone

1st March : Cecil Sharp House : 22.50 / 25


The Magpie's Nest presents a very special 'standing room only' gig with one of the most exciting bands of our time. Combining folk, electronica, worl music and the finest musicians in the land, this intimate concert for 450 lucky people will be a most priviledged night. The IV are one of the most unusual and wonderful collaborations of the past decade, The IV made a significant impression with their critically acclaimed and commercially successful debut album (released via Peter Gabriel's Real World label)

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