"Maggie has a spell-binding, intoxicating quality in her voice which is extremely distinctive - must be the Irish in her.....a rare thing in today's music world."
Bert Jansch

 “Deep-rooted, hearty folk song…. divinely pure voice”

 “... authoritatively considered, with the abundant expressive sincerity which distinguishes Maggie's performances….central to the texture is the unflinchingly expert guitar of Paul Downes” 

Dear Friends,

I write to say something about my health.

I am having to drop out of my November & December bookings, due to undergoing an operation on 5th November (for bowel cancer).

I wish to head off any alarm or upset about my condition by saying that I will be gigging as usual throughout 2014, while also working to restore my erstwhile perfect health!

I am happy, unbelievably well-supported by my family & friends, and as positive as you can imagine. I will be very busy getting better, so please understand that I won't be able to respond to all messages.

Looking forward to seeing you along the road soon.


The last year or so has been very busy for me - gigging to support the release of Grace Notes' 5th CD for our 20th Anniversary, followed by my 3rd solo release, Won't You Come Away.  I also launched my Kitchen Songs project, which has resulted in a lovely archive of interviews and performances - as well as being subject of two radio programmes for BBC Radio Leeds. There is more to come when my schedule allows, and I look forward to that very much.

In the meantime, I am so happy to see the 'kids' - Joe Tilston, Molly Jones (with her partner, Lee Southall) and Martha Tilston - all out performing and creating beautiful music.

For the remainder of 2013, I will be performing at clubs & festivals with Paul Downes and Grace Notes - and hope to meet you along the way. A diary highlight is my U.S. tour with Paul in late June/early July. It's many years since either of us worked there, so that promises to be a treat - and a great chance to catch up with old friends.

Thanks again for your support. Bye for now


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Maggie's Kitchen Songs project is a a fascinating online collection of video interviews with singer songwriters, including Ralph McTell, Steve Tilston, Mike Silver, Pete Coe and many others.

Visit Kitchen Songs to find out more



Maggie's CD's, and more, are available to buy on line at our sister website skinnymalinksmusic.co.uk





For reviews and quotes from magazines and reviewers visit Maggie's review page.


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