Magpie Lane

Formed 1992
Magpie Lane
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1992
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Magpie Lane

Magpie Lane Biography (Wikipedia)

Magpie Lane is an English folk group, based in Oxford, England.

The musicians of Magpie Lane first came together in the winter of 1992–93 to record The Oxford Ramble, a collection of songs and tunes from, or about, Oxfordshire. Although originally conceived as a one-off recording project, the band soon took on a life of its own. The success of The Oxford Ramble led to the release of a second CD, Speed the Plough, a year later; to be followed shortly afterward by Wassail: a Country Christmas and Jack-in-the-Green. The celebration of beer in song A Taste of Ale was commissioned by highly respected author and folksong scholar Roy Palmer, to accompany his book of the same name, and was the first to feature new recruit Benji Kirkpatrick. The band's next recording was Six for Gold with Sophie Polhill and Marguerite Hutchinson in the line-up, alongside Benji Kirkpatrick, and original members Ian Giles, Mat Green and Andy Turner.

Magpie Lane, the name of a street in central Oxford, is the title of the first tune on the group's first CD The Oxford Ramble.

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On a Cold Winter’s Day/Down in Yon Forest
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On a Cold Winter’s Day/Down in Yon Forest
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Angelus ad Virginem/I saw Three Ships
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Angelus ad Virginem/I saw Three Ships
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As Shepherds Watched their Fleecy Care
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As Shepherds Watched their Fleecy Care
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The Angel Gabriel
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The Angel Gabriel
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When the Snows of Winter Fall
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When the Snows of Winter Fall
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Lord Bateman
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Lord Bateman
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The Dancing
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The Dancing
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Dance Around the Gallows Tree
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Dance Around the Gallows Tree
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Turtle Dove
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Turtle Dove
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The Somerset Wassail
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The Somerset Wassail
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Jockey to the Fair
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Jockey to the Fair

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Old Molly Oxford
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Old Molly Oxford
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The Isle of France
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The Isle of France
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Bobby Shaftoe/York Winter Assemblies
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Bobby Shaftoe/York Winter Assemblies
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The Lark in the Morning
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The Lark in the Morning
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