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Magpie Lane

Produced in 1992 in Oxford, Britain, the original line-up of the acoustic folk group comprised Ian Giles (vocals), Matt Green (fiddle), Andy Turner (concertina, vocals), Tom Bower (whistle, flute, recorder, harmonium, vocals), Peter Acty (guitar), Joanne Acty (vocals), and Isobel Dams (cello). Their debut documenting, The Oxford Ramble, was originally designed being a one-off, however the positive a reaction to the record encouraged the associates to continue functioning jointly. Di Whitehead changed Dams on 1994’s Quickness The Plough, that was another well-researched and amazingly played assortment of traditional British folk music. The Actys performed on two even more albums, the seasonal Wassail: A Nation Xmas, released in 1995, and 1998’s Jack-In-The-Green, before departing the rates. The up-and-coming youthful musician Benji Kirkpatrick (b. 1976, Shropshire, Britain; guitar, bouzouki) joined up with in 1999, producing his debut on the next calendar year’s A Flavor Of Ale, that was also the final documenting to feature founding member Bower and Whitehead. Sophie Polhill (vocals, cello, tambourine) and Marguerite Hutchinson (vocals) became a member of up for the documenting of 2002’s Six For Silver, while further line-up adjustments saw the substitute of Kirkpatrick by Jon Fletcher (ex-Epona) in 2004.

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