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The Magpies set for Cranbrook gig

Monday 21 March 2022 - for immediate release


The Magpies line up Cranbrook gig




Windy Miller's Whirligig are proud to present The Magpies at the Vestry Hall in Cranbrook, Kent, on Friday 25 March.


This trio of young female musicians whose lively, entertaining sound is "making waves wherever they play", according to Phil Beer of Show Of Hands. Based on a deeply felt musical friendship, the three work collaboratively, arranging material led by powerful vocals and glittering instrumental ornamentation.


Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winning guitarist, banjo-player and singer Bella Gaffney is known for her folk inspired songs which she performs along with her own original arrangements of traditional pieces. Said to be ‘one of the best banjo players in the country' (Dan Walsh), clawhammer banjo player and singer Kate Griffin's compositions fuse influences from the British Isles, America and India. And acclaimed fiddle-player Holly Brandon is an ‘ingenious tunesmith' (Living Tradition), with roots in traditional English music, but with influences from Eastern Europe to Quebec, she creates a distinctly borderless and progressive sound.


Their debut album, Tidings, has received terrific reviews:


 "The Magpies have shown why they're one of the most exciting new bands around. They've created a timeless record which not only showcases their incredible musical and song-writing talents, but also feels fresh and modern in its sensibilities" ~ Folk and Tumble 


  "Beautiful harmonies, exquisite genre-crossing musicianship, and the blend of traditional and original material make ‘Tidings' a work of sheer beauty." ~ Entertainment Focus


  "One of those effervescent albums you'd be happy to recommend to people who might not consider themselves folk fans" ~ Sunday Times.


Promoter Keith Stockman said: "This is sure to be a brilliant night of brilliant new folk. The Magpies are a hugely talented and exciting act who will put on a great show. They are a band you need to see."


Tickets at £15.40 are available via the Windy Miller's Whirligig website and in person from Larkins' Alehouse in Cranbrook High Street.



Note to editors


Cranbrook is fast becoming a major hub for live music in West Kent and Windy Miller's Whirlygig are promoting at least one gig a month


Cranbrook is fortunate to have a variety of excellent venues to stage live music, ranging from the intimate spaces in Larkins' Alehouse and The Hive, to the atmospheric interior of the magnificent St Dunstan's Church and the modern, fully equipped and professional Queen's Hall Theatre. This diverse selection of venues means that we are able to present a full range  of live music, of all genres and at all levels of standing, from local artists to nationally and internationally renowned acts.


All venues are wheelchair accessible. Assistance dogs are welcome in all venues. If you have any specific requirements, let us know of these in advance, and we will do what we can to the best of our ability for you, to make your experience as carefree, easy and enjoyable as possible.


For more information contact Keith Stockman


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