From: The Magpie's Nest [info_at_themagpiesnest_dot_co_dot_uk]

Sent: 28 March 2011 16:45

Subject: The Magpie's Nest turns 5 - plus Bank Holiday Alldayer & busking on the Southbank


Happy Monday!


We've got a whole raft of exciting gigs coming up, starting off with our 5th Birthday celebrations at the Old Queens Head this Wednesday, and tickets are selling FAST. Come and celebrate our coming of age with the music of Fribo, Tank and Trumpet and loads of very special guests - and birthday cake! Buy your tickets now


We're keeping our fingers crossed for sunny weather on Bank Holiday Monday 2 May, as we've got another spectacular Magpie's Nest Folk Alldayer at the Old Queens Head. 15 bands will take over the entire pub with stages upstairs and down, showcasing the hottest talent from the UK folk scene. Acts include Kidnap Alice, Urusen, Sam Lewis, Scarlett in the Wilderness, Theo Bard, Chicken Shed Zeppelin, Troubadour Rose, Nimming Neds, The Wagon Tales, The City Shanty Band, Holloway Jug Band, Wolf Alice, Goodnight Lenin and Bunty. Get your tickets now as the gig is a guaranteed sell out


Festival of Britain - call for artists

As announced in the last mailout, The Magpie's Nest is producing Cultura Obscura as part of the Festival of Britain, in association with the Southbank Centre, on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May. The Southbank Centre has set up several beach huts for intimate music busking opportunities, and has asked the Nest if some of the musicians amongst our supporters would like to set up camp and fill the riverside with their tunes. If you're interested in playing, email sam_at_themagpiesnest_dot_co_dot_uk - limited slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis!


Below is a full list of upcoming gigs and shows - we look forward to seeing you at a gig soon!


The Magpies Nest x


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Wednesday 30 March: Magpie's Nest 5th Birthday with Fribo _at_ The Old Queens Head

Sunday 3 April: Twisted Folk _at_ XOYO

Wednesday 13 April: Folk Rising _at_ Cecil Sharp House

Monday 18 - Saturday 23 April: St Georges Week - lunchtime concerts _at_ Leadenhall Market

Wednesday 27 April: Ian King & the Hand _at_ The Old Queens Head 

Sunday 1 May: The Abbey Tavern _at_ The Camden Crawl

Monday 2 May: Magpie's Nest All Dayer _at_ The Old Queens Head

Wednesday 4 May: Folk Rising _at_ Cecil Sharp House

Thursday 5 May: Lush presents Fresh Handmade Sound _at_ Cecil Sharp House

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 May: Festival of Britain _at_ Southbank Centre

Wednesday 25 May: Hurray For The Riff Raff _at_ The Old Queens Head

Friday 27 - Monday 30 May: Sussex Song Camp - email sam_at_themagpiesnest_dot_co_dot_uk for reserve list

Wednesday 15 June: Mary Hampton celebrates the Lunar Eclipse _at_ London location TBA 

Thursday 28 - Sunday 31 July: Magpie's Nest stage _at_ Cambridge Folk Festival


Also recommended by us?

Coming up at Cecil Sharp House on Thursday 7 April is Shore to Shore, a superb celebration of 400 years of folk song and music connections between Newfoundland and Devon, promoted by EFDSS and Wren Music. Find out more and buy tickets

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