*** Due to health issues, this show has been cancelled. From the band: “We have come to the difficult decision to postpone our Canadian tour. It is not a decision we have taken lightly, but serious health issues for two of us means it is not possible for us to travel abroad at this point on the advice of our doctors. We are so sorry to let you down and are disappointed not to be able to tour this winter. We really hope that you would consider moving the show to next year; we’d love to come back as soon as we can.” ***
Refunds have been issued to ticketholders. We wish the artists a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming them to The Carleton next year.
British folk supergroup The Magpies – with special guests Sarah Frank (The Bombadils), Ellen Gibling and Adrianna Ciccone – celebrate the release of a new album with their Carleton début on Wednesday, November 30th. Show time is 7 PM and tickets are $25 +HST.
Three accomplished musicians in their own right, The Magpies is a combination far greater than the sum of its parts. 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.
In their live performances The Magpies have been exceptionally well-received. Their first year as a band in 2018 saw them perform at festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival and on main stages at Wickham Festival, Towersey Festival and Deer Shed Festival. 2019 saw their first international shows, with showcases at Folk Alliance International in Montreal, a successful tour in Ireland and performances at Costa del Folk in Portugal. And the summer saw many more festival performances including Glastonbury, Larmer Tree, Warwick and Shambala.