From: The Magpie's Nest [info_at_themagpiesnest_dot_co_dot_uk]

Sent: 21 March 2011 17:22

Subject: The Magpies Nest is 5! Plus a Fistful Of Twisted Folk and Festival Of Britain


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Well - gosh that went quickly! After five years spreading the mantra of  "New Folk, Old Folk and No Folk", The Magpies Nest have firmly established themselves as the leading purveyors of quality new, traditional and roots music throughout venues across London, and national and international festivals.  Come and help us blow out the candles with the ?zestful, vibrant, multi-national North Sea sound' of Fribo and the improvised narrative of Tank and Trumpet on Wednesday 30 March at the Old Queens Head - full info and tickets available here.


Sunday 3rd April is set to witness a fantastic line-up of modern folk and twisted popular music spread across three performance spaces at London's newest venue XOYO. Topping the bill is current BBC Folk Award Singer of the Year Chris Wood, in a unique collaboration with Dizraeli And the Small Gods for what is sure to be a wonderfully unique meeting of musical minds. Also included in the line-up are the melodies and rich instrumentation of The Black Atlantic, bluegrass band Kidnap Alice, Birmingham's Americana-tinged Goodnight Lenin, Hackney-based land-locked seafarers The City Shanty Band and free-improv marvels Firefly. Get your tickets here.


The Magpie's Nest is also delighted to announce 2 days of revelling in the ancient customs of songs, stories and dancing: Cultura Obscura in association with the Southbank Centre, and part of The Festival Of Britain.  This is your chance to partake in every aspect of creating, dancing and enacting a very British - yet universal - experience on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May.  See the website for further details. 


Below is a full list of upcoming gigs and shows, and keep an eye out for further festival announcements sure to be coming thick and fast over the coming weeks.  


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Wednesday 4th May: Folk Rising _at_ Cecil Sharp House 

Wednesday15th June - Mary Hampton celebrates the lunar eclipse _at_ London Location TBA 

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