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Dear Friends and New Subscribers.....

This week The Magpie's Nest Collective brings you three amazing shows in London and next week, two amazing shows in New York and Austin, Texas' South by South West in conjunction with British Underground. Wow! The folk takeover is going Global! Come and say hi if you're out west!

The New Empowering Church will be the host to Lal Waterson's "Offspring", Oliver Knight and Marry Waterson's first London headline at Folklahoma this Thursday. On Saturday we don our sweatbands and plimpsoles for some serious booty shaking for an Concert Extraordinaire with our favourites 'The Zong Zing All Stars'.

Wednesday the 10th March (tomorrow!) sees Damian Barber and Mike Wilson appear at The Old Queen's Head on Essex Road. We are running open mic, so please do come and play!


March 10th - Damian Barber and Mike Wilson _at_ Old Queen's Head

March 11th - Lal Waterson's "Offspring" - Oliver Knight and Marry Waterson _at_ New Empowering Church.

March 13th - The Zong Zing All Stars Congolese Concert Extraordinaire _at_ New Empowering Church


...Upcoming shows at a glance...

March 10th: Old Queen's Head - Damien Barber + Mike Wilson
March 11th: NEC - Oliver Knight & Marry Waterson
March 13th: The Zong Zing All Stars _at_ New Empowering Church

March 16th: New York - Looking for a New England
March 17th - 21st: Austin, Texas - South by South West Festival

March 25th: Passing Clouds - Urban Folk Quartet
March 31st: Old Queen's Head - The Queensbury Rules + Jed Grimes

April 5th:
Old Queen's Head ***Easter Bank Holiday Festival Stomp***
April 7th: 
Old Queen's Head - Bruce Molsky
April 7th: NEC - Turkish night w. Dogan Mehmet & the Deerhunters + Cigdem

April 8th: Passing Clouds - Mordekkers + Pepino + Shona Foster
April 10th: 
Kingsplace : Best of the Nest & Irish Concert
April 21st: NEC PBS6 - mixing traditional music, hiphop + more
April 28th: Old Queen's Head - Hobopop Collective - Kirsty McGee and Mat Martin

April 30th - May 9th :: Magpie's National Tour - The Long Notes + Plaster of Paris

May 2nd: Southbank Centre - Folk against Fascism - Dogan Mehmet + more
May 3rd: Cecil Sharp House - Folk against Fascism - Nowt as Queer as Folk ft Tom Robinson, Roy Bailey, Gina Le Foux, Jo Freya, Tim van Eyken, Belinda O'Hooley, Heidi Tidow, Jim Causley + more
May 26th: Old Queen's Head - Fernhill + The Gentle Good
May 26th: NEC - Joe Penland and Jeff Warner


 ...Shows in March...  

Two For Joy

Damian Barber and Mike Wilson
Wednesday 10th March
The Old Queen's Head
£6 advance/£8 OTD, 8pm

tickets here

Two of the finest exponents of Traditional Song in the United Kingdom; it is difficult to accept that these relatively young men, have a combined 40+ years experience of performing at Folk venues.

Raised in Norfolk and heavily influenced by such earlier Norfolk singers as Walter Pardon and Peter Bellamy, Damien is a stylish and distinctive singer, either unaccompanied or using guitar or concertina. Although he has lived for a number of years in West Yorkshire he retains a strong East Anglian identity.

Mike Wilson is the youngest member of the Wilson Family, the powerful Teesside singing siblings who have raised the rafters at many a festival or folk club event. His musical heritage is emphatically that of the North East – rural and industrial folk song both traditional and modern.


Oliver Knight and Marry Waterson
+ You Are Wolf

Thursday 11th March
The New Empowering Church
1a Westgate Street E8 5RL

£8 , 8 - 11:30pm


A rare opportunity to see this brother sister duo playing songs from the pen of their much celebrated mother Lal Waterson and their own music written much within the family style as well as traditional songs learned at the kitchen table over the years in that most musical and treasured of famillies.

Plus superb elecronica folk artist and composer Kelly Andrews performing as "You Are Wolf". She loops and phases her take on some grand old classic folk songs.


Two For Joy

Congolese Concert Extraordinaire ft
The Zong Zing All Stars
Poetic Pilgrimage + Hue Jah Fink + DJ Tercer Son
Saturday 13th March
New Empowering Church
1a Westgate Street
Hackney E8 5RL

TICKETS Recommended!


Recommended gig:

Cut A Shine 5th Birthday Party
Saturday 27th March
An All Night Dutty Warehouse Barn Dance Party
No frills, just thrills. No glitz, just glamour.

tickets here

Full details of all shows on our website:


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