Eleven Magpies is a quartet of musicians who met doing theatre.
Led by Bristol-based composer, multi-instrumentalist and music director Ian Ross (Wise Children, Kneehigh), the band features Alex Vann (Spiro, Three Cane Whale), Elizabeth Westcott (Yesterday’s Camel) and James Gow (Jow).
Together, they chart a whirling journey of plucked and bowed strings, through humorous miniatures and sorrowful madrigal-esque beauty, then up into unexpected flights that come to land in moments of serene stillness.
They are delighted to present an evening of music from their two albums Eleven Magpies and Two for Joy, inspired by theatrical travels and reflections on grief, faith and joy.
With support from Luke Potter
“Intense but effortless… this album certainly gives a feeling of well-being” – fRoots
“…one of the most refreshing albums of instrumental folk you are likely to hear for a long time” – Folk Radio
“The quality of the musicianship is very strong” – Bright Young Folk