The Magpie Arc


Available for summer festivals and 18-21 + 25-28 January, 1-4 + 8-11 February 2024.


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After the release of three EP’s over Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021, exciting new folk/roots band The Magpie Arc, featuring Nancy Kerr and Martin Simpson (on electric guitar!), have been writing/recording their full length debut album for release in January 2022 and are finally looking forward to escaping to play live gigs.

Their touring show will be a first set mix/match of Martin and Nancy with band-members Tom A Wright (The Albion Band), Alex Hunter and new boy Thomas Dibb, followed by the full five-piece band second set, so it will be a value-packed, complete “Evening with The Magpie Arc” experience. Festivals will also be the full five-piece band.

There will be new songs, there will be re-imagined traditional songs and there will be Simpson and Kerr favourites. There will be folk, and there will be blues. A bit of country, there may even be some rock ‘n’ roll. Whatever happens, it will be a musical mix of lush harmonies, intricate electric guitars, gorgeous fiddle lines and rock solid bass and drums.

Tour Dates

28/04/2023Costa del Folk FestivalIBIZA