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.