The Magpies Bio
BBC Radio 2
"Check that album out! Really good mix of songs and instrumentals - they're great players." Mark Radcliffe - R2 Folk Show
The Sunday Times
'One of those effervescent albums you’d be happy to recommend to people who might not consider themselves folk fans.'
The Daily Mail
'Folk with finesse'
The Daily Express 4*
'A very accomplished debut.'
The Morning Star 5*
'A young group who we hope to hear more of in the future.'
'Literate storytellers with a knack for high drama and engaging hoedowns.'
RnR Magazine 4*
'A very enjoyable debut from a band whose superb musicianship and singing successfully blend British folk and bluegrass.'
Folk and Tumble 5*
'Beautiful harmonies, exquisite genre-crossing musicianship, and the blend of traditional and original material make ‘Tidings’ a work of sheer beauty.'
Entertainment Focus 4*
'Overall, on Tidings The Magpies have shown why they’re one of the most exciting new folk bands around. They’ve created a timeless record which not only showcases their incredible musical and songwriting talents, but also feels fresh and modern in its sensibilities.'
Folk Radio UK
'For their debut, The Magpies have produced an album that intrigues and delights, packed with variety and first-class musicianship.'
'It’s not Christmas yet, but this is definitely glad tidings of comfort and joy.'
'This amalgamation of undeniable chops, proper singing and the ability to 'mach schau' makes them a no-brainer booking on the live roots circuit, and happily this power translates brilliantly to the studio. Hats off to producer Dave Boothroyd for pulling off this difficult magic trick'
The Mike Harding Folk Show