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March 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Very original & traditional songs with banjo & guitar.
Maggie Holland first became involved with music through the local folk club scene in the late 1960’s, and soon became bass guitarist and singer in “Hot Vultures” with Ian A. Anderson. The Hot Vultures expanded into the English Country Blues Band in the late 1970’s, with Rod Stradling and Sue Harris (and later Chris Coe), which subsequently evolved into the country dance band “Tiger Moth”.
In 1980 Maggie started to perform as a soloist, playing guitar and 5-string banjo on a mixture of modern and traditional British/American songs and recorded her first solo album “Still Pause” in 1983. She also performed in an occasional duo with Chris Coe. In 1985 Maggie was appointed as the singer in the National Theatre’s production of Tony Harrison’s “Mysteries” trilogy, and played in “The Vacant Lot”, a small country dance band based in Hampshire, in spite of her move to Oxford in ‘86. She started songwriting in 1987 and formed the band “Maggie’s Farm”. In 1992 she recorded her second solo album “Down to the Bone”, and in 1999 she released her 3rd album “Getting There”. Her 4th album, “Circle of Light”, was released in 2003 and featured songs by Leon Rosselson, Billy Bragg, Dave Evans, Al Stewart, and Robb Johnson. In 2015 Maggie formed “The Broonzies” with Jez Lowe, Chris Parkinson, Rod Clements and Ian Thomson. The Broonzies now include Roger Wilson and Hugh Bradley with Maggie, Jez and Chris.
Maggie’s current repertoire includes songs by Robb Johnson, Bob Dylan, Billy Bragg and Bruce Cockburn alongside her own original songs and some traditional material. Her songs have been recorded by several other artists, including Martin Carthy and June Tabor. In February 2000 Maggie received the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards “Best Song of 1999” for her song “A Place Called England”.