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Magpie Lane

Dec 9th 2016 @ Institute

Guildford, United Kingdom
I Was There
Friday, December 9th, 2016
7:30 PM
Institute
Guildford, United Kingdom
Magpie Lane is a five-piece folk band from Oxford, specialising in traditional English songs and dance tunes and tonight they will be presenting their celebrated Christmas concert.

They combine powerful vocals with vigorous dance tunes, performing inventive arrangements on acoustic instruments. Their line-up features:
- Ian Giles - vocals, percussion
- Andy Turner - vocals, anglo-concertina, one-row melodeon
- Mat Green - fiddle, vocals
- Sophie Thurman - vocals, cello
- Jon Fletcher - vocals, bouzouki, guitar

"The bill-boards advertising their Christmas concert said 'Sold Out' - yet fans queued in the bitter cold fog in hope of last minute cancellations. Those of us inside were treated to a feast of seasonal carols, wassails, ballads and the Bampton Mummer's play ... A great night and a splendid way to begin the countdown to Christmas Day."
The Oxford Times