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

Maggiexx

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

Maggiex

upcoming gigs

Tuesday 3rd June
Maggie Boyle & Paul Downes
St. Neots Folk Club


Thursday 5th June
A Day's Work 
Folk Opera by Mick Ryan

Southwell Folk Festival


Saturday 14th June
Grace Notes
Gower Folk Festival


Thursday 24th July
A Day’s Work
Folk Opera by Mick Ryan

Warwick Folk Festival


Wednesday 13th August
Maggie Boyle & Paul Downes
Broadstairs Folk Week

full gig listing here

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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

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

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